REPORT: Nashville Predators call up Admirals’ Lane Lambert…

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According to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Admirals head coach Lane Lambert will be officially joining the Nashville Predators coaching staff for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Lambert has been the head bench boss for Nashville’s AHL affiliate for four seasons, putting together an incredible record of 178-103-39. Additionally, the Admirals never missed the playoffs and never won less than 41 games under his direction. On the flip side, however, Lambert never won an AHL Championship either. He had four post season visits with two first round exits and two second round exits.

A coaching position came open on the Predators staff when Assistant Coach Brent Peterson retired from coaching due to complications with Parkinson’s disease. Peterson, thankfully, will stay in the organization just in a different capacity.

Lambert’s hire comes on the heels of fellow Assistant Coach Peter Horachek interviewing last week for the Dallas Stars’ head coaching position and Nashville re-upping goaltending coach Mitch Korn on Tuesday.

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