Ducks head manger Jeff Blakass says he will not be able to recall a decision regarding Chris Conco’s hiring with the team.
Blashass told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Thursday that the Ducks “haven’t made a decision yet on the position.”
“Obviously, we haven’t made one yet, and I can’t say that’s something we’re planning on making,” Blashasso said.
“I would hope that when the time comes, we’ll make a decision.
But it would have to be something we feel comfortable with.”
Blashasso, who was named interim head coach on Dec. 1, was asked whether the Ducks might consider another coaching change if Conte wasn’t hired.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Blakasso said, according to the Pioneer Press.
“There are lots of decisions that have to take place.
We don’t have a decision, I can tell you that.”
Blakasso had been on the job for about a month when Conte was hired.
He also has had several assistants, including assistant general manager Brad Treliving, who has been the Ducks assistant coach for five seasons.
Blashass has coached the Ducks to a 6-5-1 record in his tenure.
He was a member of the Anaheim Ducks for 13 seasons, and he helped the club win three Stanley Cups in the 1970s and 1980s.
Blakass said he was “not a fan” of the idea of hiring Conte, saying that the former New Jersey Devils captain’s style of play and record would be too different from his team.
“It would be hard to work with him,” Blas said.