This is not correct. He had offers from other AHL teams, both as an assistant and one as a head coach after Dan Lambert decided not to keep him on. He wanted to stay closer to home since he has a special needs child, and to a lesser extent, work again with the Amerks. He was also the Amerks developmental coach after his playing career ended and one of his biggest strengths was getting players ready to be a professional. A big reason he ran the prospects camp every year.
Two playoffs sweeps, yes, but keep in mind, the series are 5 games.
This move was totally based on the "give and take"