Kevin Constantine Let Go in Houston

Apologies for the delay in posting this. Houston Aeros head coach Kevin Constantine was told that he will not return with the Aeros next season. This is not shocking news by any means, as Constantine's coaching style meshes better with the old regime than the new.

Here is the press release:

KEVIN CONSTANTINE WILL NOT RETURN AS HOUSTON AEROS HEAD COACH IN 2010-11
 
    SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced that Houston Aeros Head Coach Kevin Constantine will not return for the 2010-11 American Hockey League (AHL) season. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
 
    "We thank Kevin for his time and commitment to the Houston Aeros during the last three seasons and wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Houston Aeros General Manager Jim Mill.
 
    Constantine, 51 (12/27/58), compiled a record of 117-94-11-18 in three seasons with Houston and led the team to the playoffs in 2007-08 and 2008-09. The Aeros finished the 2009-10 campaign in seventh place in the West Division with a 34-34-7-5 record. A total of 12 players from Houston appeared in an NHL game with the Wild this season.
 
    The native of International Falls, Minn., was named the seventh head coach in Aeros history on May 29, 2007. Constantine has been behind the bench as a head coach for 1,166 combined games, presiding over teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), AHL, United States Hockey League (USHL), International Hockey League (IHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL).

for more details, check out Russo's post, and make sure you check in this summer with friends of the blog Ms. Conduct and The Third Intermission for all of the changes happening in Houston.

-Buddha

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