In an effort to keep poaching all the available talent in the Central Division in the hopes of repeating last season's pre-playoff choke/terrific regular season, the St. Louis Blues have hired Darryl Sydor to be one of two assistant coaches (with Daniel Tkaczuk) with their AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.
Sydor had been an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wild for the past four seasons, before a DUI event forced him to step down and enter rehab.
As a player, he'd been in five Stanley Cup Finals - including two Cup wins - to go with a Memorial Cup, two
All-Star Games, over 500 regular-season points and over 50 more in the
playoffs. He wasn't a Hall of Famer, but he was certainly a star and a good team player.
Here he is wearing the Dallas Stars' original (notwithstanding the Minnesota part of the franchise, anyway) green - away - uniform, showing him taking a slap shot from inside the offensive zone: