In his weekly column, The Maven Stan Fischler writes about the allure of Jacques Lemaire as coach of the Devils
JD Forrest’s job interview lasted four years.
That’s how the newly minted head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, American Hockey League farm club of the Pittsburgh Penguins, looks back on the hiring process.
Cooper, the Tampa Bay Lightning coach, won the 2020 Stanley Cup to add to his enviable trophy case. One key to his success, a former boss said, is that he keeps learning.
Mindful of his team playing eight games in 15 nights, the coach said he plans to cut practice times in half
The quest for an elusive Stanley Cup has never left Lindy Ruff’s mind. He has a long road to get there with the New Jersey Devils, but he’s just grateful to at least have the chance.
New assistant coach Manny Malhotra is making an immediate impact on the team’s power play.
The Devils open a four-game road trip with a two-game stint versus the Sabres, with whom Lindy Ruff spent much of his coaching career
The hockey season ended suddenly and badly last year for Claude Julien. The Montreal Canadiens head coach had chest pains after a game during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Sure, there are adjustments to be made, offensive and defensive X’s-and-O’s that need work. But it’s the emotional side of the game that also needs improvement for the Islanders to snap their three-game losing streak.
Dave Tippett arguably has the combination of the top two talents in the game together on the same team in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. But he otherwise sounds like Casey Stengel when he was manager of the New York Mets.
Every time Dave Lowry took the reins as head coach in the Western Hockey League, he has made his team better. Now in his first season as an assistant with the Winnipeg Jets, Lowry enjoyed his longest tenure as a WHL bench boss in Victoria (2012-17).
Jamie Heward felt like his head was spinning after an unexpected NHL coaching debut with the Vegas Golden Knights.
“I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life. It was a very cool, surreal experience.”