There hasn't been a lot to come out of Fairbanks this past week on the resignation of head coach Doc DelCastillo, other than a number of pieces basically saying "This doesn't add up."
Bob Eley of the Daily News-Miner gets first linkage for quoting me. Yes, I'm shameless like that.
Adam Raeder wrote probably the best piece I've seen on the story on his blog, detailing an experience a week before DelCastillo's resignation that led him to believe Doc wasn't ready to walk away.
And Doyle Woody of the Alaska Daily News also questions the resignations. There's been quite a schadenfreude in Anchorage this past week over the state of Alaska's program. But I will say this. At least nobody has been suggesting that Fairbanks get kicked out of the CCHA.
I haven't heard much in terms of DelCastillo's replacement. Dallas Ferguson is the interim coach right now, and according to the school newspaper's blog, some feel that Ferguson should get the job. That might be a pretty big jump for a guy that hasn't been a head coach at any level, and only a college assistant for three years.
The other finalists for the job last time around were Wade Klippenstein, now with the Prince George Cougars in the WHL, St. Cloud assistant coach Eric Rud, and Wisconsin assistant Kevin Patrick. Fairbanks-native and Michigan State assistant Brian Renfrew was also mentioned, but he withdrew his name from consideration. There's a lot of good potential choices in that pool, but how many would be interested in going through the same process as they did last summer?