When players who started careers in early 90's during big euro-wave in NHL are retiring now, how big is the chance we will see next euro-coach or first euro-GM of the NHL team? I mean, it was hardly possible to get a this kind of job with non-NA experiences, but many players earned some huge respect during their careers in NHL. It's quiet obvious that HOF-calibre NA players get this kind of job time to time. I.e. Gretzky became a NHL head coach relatively soon, Messier is heading into GM's territory and Yzerman is already there and doing a successful work. IIRC there were only two head euro-coaches in NHL: Alpho Suhonen who didnt do well with weak Blackhawks and Ivan Hlinka who had some success with Czechguins. And there was Slavomir Lener as a Panthers assistent coach. Now we have enough retired euro-players or players who will retire soon, some of them having master degree (but that's not necessary). I.e. Jarri Kurri is respected person in NHL circles and he's doing a good job as GM of Finland, the same can be said about Peter Bondra. Or we have Sergei Nemchinov there as a coach and GM of CSKA Moscow, Uwe Krupp as a head coach of Germany is doing absolutely amazing stuff.... And there will be soon many others respected and experienced players available: Jagr, Forsberg, Sundin, Alfredsson, Lidstrom, Selanne, Koivu... I am not saying all of them are interested in this kind of post-retirement career, but some of them sure are... and as we can see some of them have abilities and talent to do these things on highest level. So will we see euro coaches and GM's soon or we have to wait until the next generation players is going to retire? //: I dont know if is this in right part of forum, but here is definetly more intelligent debate, than in other parts.