On the Big Daddy & Friends show hosted by Rich Salgado, New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz discussed his tight-knit team and life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Familiar sights have been hard to come by at Warrior Ice Arena for the past nine months.
While Minnesota Wild fans were able to get a glimpse of how the team plays underneath Dean Evason during the last 12 games of the regular season before the shutdown, this will be his first full year as the head coach after the firing of Bruce Boudreau back in February.
New assistant Rob Zettler took over as the head coach in Syracuse when Jon Cooper was promoted to Tampa Bay back in 2013
Coach thinks long-term players should be ‘excited to hear that’
When the dust settles, and the Sidney Crosby—Evgeni Malkin era comes to an end, December 12, 2015 should be a day that is remembered for a franchise-altering change.
Ever since he and his staff returned to work at their El Segundo offices in late August, Kings coach Todd McLellan has kept a big calendar on the wall. Hardly a week has gone by since where he hasn’t erased, revised and adapted to the league’s ever-changing — and still not yet finalized — plans for the upcoming season.
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Once a regular sight each season at Warrior Ice Arena, the Bruins’ annual coaching symposium — like most things this year — was flipped on its head this winter due to the ongoing pandemic that has shredded the NHL’s calendar and halted hockey at lower levels all over North America.
The ex-NHL coach chats about his hockey history with Fort Wayne as the city’s ECHL club.
Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado caught up with NHL head coach Barry Trotz to chat about the successes of his team, the New York Islanders, as well as the construction of the new arena in Long Island, the NHL playoffs, life in the NHL bubble, and the future of the franchise.
“The essence of my message about competing has nothing to do with the opponent. My competitive approach is that ‘it’s all about us.’ If we’ve really done the preparation to elevate ourselves to our full potential, it shouldn’t matter whom we’re playing.” — Pete Carroll, Super Bowl champion
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