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Could Todd Nelson get a shot at the NHL?

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Todd Nelson was considered for NHL head coaching jobs last off-season, and that is likely to happen again this summer.

Nelson has led the Griffins to the playoffs three consecutive seasons and has more than 130 regular season wins since taking over.

He was asked about what his future might hold after Monday's loss to the Moose that ended the Griffins' bid in the playoffs. "We'll see what happens in my future. I still have a contract here" Nelson said. "I like it here a lot. we'll see what happens."

His players in Grand Rapids certainly think he has earned a shot at the highest level.

"I love the guy. He deserves it," said forward Ben Street Monday after the loss to Manitoba. "I hope he gets the chance, because I don't think there is a lot left for him to prove at this level."

There are currently three head coaching opening's in the NHL: the Stars, the Rangers and the Hurricanes.

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