The 2020 NHLCA Global Coaches’ Clinic in Montreal is officially cancelled due to COVID-19. We will be holding an online clinic in June — details will be available in the coming weeks.
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger joined Andi Petrillo on Leafs Lunch. They chatted about how antsy the Sabres are getting to get back on the ice, the season they’ve had thus far, and we heard from Krueger on the recent webinar he hosted for hundreds of coaches.
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As part of our chat with Hockey Hall of Fame legend Scotty Bowman, we also discussed his take on Pittsburgh Penguins current bench boss Mike Sullivan. Bowman said in a recent chat that Sullivan was perhaps the closest coach to himself. Sullivan is working for his third Stanley Cup ring while Bowman has nine as a head coach and five more in management roles.
Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy joined Andi Petrillo and Matt Cauz on Leafs Lunch to discuss how he’s handling all this unexpected downtime, what made him want to give coaching seminars to ECHL bench bosses and is Brad Marchand actually a good guy?
Alain, a rugged, stay-at-home defenseman, didn’t have an easy road to the NHL. He racked up 775 penalty minutes in four years in the Q, including 342 in his final season. Five of those came after a fight with Laraque that he hasn’t forgotten.
Last June during draft week in Vancouver, I was invited by the NHL Coaches’ Association at their annual Coaches Clinic conference to moderate a panel featuring Scotty Bowman, Darryl Sutter and Terry Crisp.
The third winningest head coach in NHL history Ken Hitchcock joined Andi Petrillo and Matt Cauz on Leafs Lunch. We chatted about the NHL Coaches Association’s new online mentorship program, what has allowed Leon Draisaitl to take the next step in his development, and more.
Ralph Krueger finds himself about as far from an NHL rink as he could be right now, sitting back home with family in Switzerland in a scene he describes as “ghost towns everywhere.”
Randy Carlyle says coaches try to keep players’ focus on things they can control.
‘Goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent,’ Commissioner Bettman says.