Former NHL assistants will also speak to coaches in Lausanne, Prague before Blackhawks-Flyers play
Mike Babcock 1-on-1: On analytics, critics, picking a captain and becoming ‘lifelong friends’ with Kyle Dubas
Mike Babcock’s office is just as you’d imagine it. It’s organized. There doesn’t appear to be a single item out of place. His desk at the team’s practice facility in Toronto’s west end is dotted with notebooks, loose sheets of paper covered in plastic, a book, and pictures of his family. It’s what you’d expect for the uber-prepared, hard-charging head coach of the Maple Leafs.
“I want to be direct,” McLellan said. “I would like us to be very clear as a coaching staff of what we require of them, what their responsibilities are in certain areas and then, most importantly, why we’re doing it.
What gives Bruce Cassidy staying power with Bruins? His ability to teach and connect with young players
Cassidy’s ability to adapt, teach and coach younger players and an experienced veteran core is one reason he’s now locked in behind Boston’s bench for at least the next four seasons.
His high school buddies used to call him “Hockey Paul.”
Years later, as Paul McFarland was speeding his way up the rungs of the hockey world those same buddies would feverishly text one another after each development: “Hey, did you hear about ‘Hockey Paul’?”