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Guidolin had experienced success with the Boston Bruins, leading the team to the Stanley Cup finals in
the 73-74 season, only to lose to the Philadelphia Flyers.
So he was basically going from the penthouse to the outhouse when he took the job as the coach of an
He had some experience coaching in the junior ranks, which would serve useful in developing the
younger players on the Scouts with the help of the vets that were there. He also had a particularly
defensive style, which they had to use since offensive players were hard to come by at this point in time.
The Scouts were in the middle of a long season-ending skid when Guidolin left the team. He had
resigned due to a dispute with upper management (Sid Abel and owner Ed Thompson in particular) over
their refusal to relegate Larry Johnston to the minors. It was originally stated that it was because of poor
play, but news of him and other teammates missing curfew in Detroit might have had some bearing, as
He would go on to coach the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA for one season.
He passed away just before Thanksgiving in 2008. The cause is unkown at the moment.
Born: 12.9.25 Thorold, Ontario
Died: 11.24.08 Barrie, Ontario