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Peterson not candidate to be Columbus coach

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch passes along today that highly-respected Nashville assistant Brent Peterson is not a candidate to be the next coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Peterson was believed to be on GM Scott Howson’s short list, but an NHL source confirmed to The Dispatch on Monday that Howson is not interested and never sought permission to speak with him.

One day, Peterson will get the job he so rightly deserves. He’s been passes up before for NHL coaching jobs, yet there’s no doubt that after spending so long under Barry Trotz he would bring some great stability to whatever team eventually hires him.

There are still other coaching jobs available, yet we haven’t heard Peterson’s name attached to any of them.