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Former coach Marc Crawford: 'It's not a secret that I would return to the NHL'

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Former NHL head coach Marc Crawford led Switzerland's Zurich Lions to a a first-place finish this season, but he clearly has an eye on the North American game. 

"It is not a secret that I would return to the NHL", he said in an interview with TVA Sports.

Crawford added that he has been contacted by "all the teams that have positions open."

After Barry Trotz was hired by the Washington Capitals, that list is down to the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks.

The 53-year-old coached 1,151 regular season games with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and those very Canucks, posting a record of 549-421-100-77. 

He also has a Stanley Cup on his resume, won with the Avalanche in 1996.

Crawford last coached an NHL game in 2011, and is believed to be drawing serious interest from the Panthers.

Stay tuned.

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