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.
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.
Randy Carlyle says coaches try to keep players’ focus on things they can control.
John Hynes joins Hockey Central to talk about the Predators battling to get into the NHL Playoffs, how to deal with Connor McDavid and his love of coaching.
Allie LaCombe is Living Her Dream While Helping to Fulfill Those of the Next Generation of Female Hockey Players.
The NHLCA is launching a new program that seeks mentorship for 50 women in coaching around the league. Given how hockey has fallen behind other sports in the expansion of its talent pool, this idea can’t come soon enough.
It is telling that there isn’t a female among the 200 people employed as head, associate, assistant, video or goalie coaches in the NHL. The membership of the NHL Coaches’ Association consists of just one gender as a result.