One of the potential coaching candidates speculated on by the Dispatch's Aaron Portzline is reportedly not in the running. It wasn't a reach for AP to think that Peterson was a candidate- he's considered to be one of the top assistant coaches in the NHL, and in due time should have a head coaching job of his own. Portzline reports that Peterson was never considered by GM Scott Howson. The confirmed coaching candidates remain only Kevin Dineen and Scott Arniel, but rumored candidates Paul MacLean, Guy Boucher and of course Claude Noel remain in the running. There could be other candidates as well, but nothing has surfaced on that front as of yet.