Halifax Mooseheads majority owner Bobby Smith says his club “can be better” and believes he’s the man to make that happen.

“I think I can help our team get there, or I wouldn’t have done this,” Smith said about his decision yesterday to fire Cam Russell as head coach and name himself as replacement.

“Win a game, lose a game, I think we can be better than that.”

More was expected from this year’s edition of the Herd after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. Through 14 games however, Halifax was a dismal 4-9-0-1.

Smith — a 15-year NHL veteran — has never been a head coach before, but doesn’t think that will be an issue.

“I like my resume as a junior coach,” he proclaimed.