TORONTO — Brad Marchand realizes now he didn’t come close to fully grasping the magnitude of the moment.
After completing the 1979-80 season on his own, Claude Ruel made the request to Managing Director Irving Grundman for an assistant coach for the next season in order to remain behind the bench.
Each round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs we’ll give a shout out to one NHL team’s coaching staff for pulling ahead of the pack.
Claude Ruel was the man who could do it all, but didn’t exactly like it all.
Travis Green knows a thing or (now) two about dethroning a defending champion.
When Elliotte Friedman suggested Bruce Boudreau’s name as a potential addition to the Maple Leafs coaching staff in his latest column, it felt like mostly an off-the-cuff idea.
Things around the Leafs sure changed after Sheldon Keefe took over as head coach in November.
When Rod Brind’Amour brought the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Campbell River, BC, he gave a special coin to a close friend, Kim Wood, who has lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life. Here is their story.
Outside, parked in its usual spot, is his Chevy Tahoe. The licence plate, appropriately enough, reads: OUR COACH.
As a player, Manny Malhotra won over dressing rooms with his selfless, hardworking approach to the game. Now, that same lunchpail attitude has made the Canucks assistant one of the NHL’s most promising young coaches.
When Jesperi Kotkaniemi was an 18-year-old rookie trying to survive in the NHL, far away from home, playing a different game on a smaller ice surface, he had a ton of help making that transition.
“Sometimes a pro’s idea of work is a little different than the real world. It’s not like you have a 10 o’clock practice then you’re done for the day. Travis was a worker. He was on the phone. He was developing plans. I thought this guy is going to be a good coach. He was into it.” — Mike Johnston on Canucks’ coach Travis Green