Rob Daum, who took over for a very bad Springfield team last year, led the Falcons to a respectable 7-16-5 down the stretch.
For those efforts -- and that fact that he got backing from several Oilers prospects after changing things up a bit -- he will return for the 2009-10 season.
Here is the article from the Edmonton Sun.
No matter what you think of the job Daum did in Houston, he did not really get a fair shake in 2006-07. The team that year lost several players (including Wyatt Smith) very early in the year to NHL callups, but still competed for a playoff spot into the New Year. They were at or one game below .500 when Josh Harding was called up for the rest of the year leaving Miroslav Kopriva and Tony Quesada to mind the nets.
No coach wins with the team he had from mid-February on.
Mr. Daum, good luck in Springfield and here's to hoping the schedule maker gets an Aeros/Falcons matchup for 2009-10. I know it won't happen, but who knows?