Peter Laviolette completed his staff Wednesday by adding someone familiar to him and retaining a trio of assistants familiar with Washington’s personnel.
Jon Cooper is a pretty famous guy right now.
He joined the elite fraternity of head coaches who have won the Stanley Cup three weeks ago in Edmonton when the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL final – becoming the first B.C.-born head coach ever to win hockey’s most coveted prize.
“That was the hardest cup to win.”
That’s according to Prince George born Jon Cooper who is now a Stanley Cup champion as head coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Taylor Hall wanted to connect with Ralph Krueger again, so on Sunday morning, hours before he would stun the hockey world by choosing the Buffalo Sabres, he and his old friend chatted on FaceTime.
On paper, the Maple Leafs had a respectable regular-season power play, tied for fifth with Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay at 23.1%.
Before Jon Cooper became a Stanley Cup-winning coach, he was a lawyer who hung out in college hockey circles
They called themselves the Wednesday Night Club.
The Colorado Avalanche have become a dominant team in the NHL. Led by arguably the best player in the game, Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs are entering the 2020-21 season with high expectations.
BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State hockey coach Bob Daniels obviously didn’t realize when he recruited Jeff Blashill to be a goalie at Ferris that the Sault Ste. Marie native would become the future coach of the Detroit Red Wings.