Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 17 Days
Address: c/o Columbus Blue Jackets
Item Sent: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1990-91 Pro Set, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1990-91 Pro Set, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian. All signed in black Sharpie.
Arniel is about to wrap up his first season as an NHL head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets. It hasn't been a great season, as the team is languishing near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. They have played well for stretches, though, and have infused some intriguing young talent into their lineup. Arniel is a veteran of 11 NHL seasons, most notably for the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres. His previous head coaching experience includes four years with the AHL's Manitoba Moose. Following the 2009 season, he was named AHL Coach of the Year, and was reportedly on the short list of candidates for the Wild job that eventually went to Todd Richards.