Robert Daum was notified by the Edmonton Oilers organization last week that his contract as head coach of the then Falcons now Barons will not be renewed. Comments suggest that he was surprised by the decision and had no indications he would be lining up at the unemployment office.
Coach Daum, was brought in by the Oilers brass to replace Craig Simpson when he departed for an illustrious return to primetime broadcasting. Daum’s resume was impressive, including a record of 345-79-32 with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, and followed up by 2 seasons coaching the Houston Aeroes (Minnesota affiliate).
Midway through the 2008/2009 season Daum replaced Jeff Truitt as head coach of the Springfield Falcons. In 110 games at the helm, the baby Oilers were 33-56-21, with the last season’s performance mirroring the parent club in the standings finishing dead last.
Another change within the organization complete with not much word on a replacement as of yet. Any volunteers?