Each month we’ll give a shout out to one NHL team’s coaching staff for pulling out ahead of the pack. The month of March 2021 goes to the Carolina Hurricanes coaching staff!
I was at Magness Arena with my outstanding colleague Ron Knabenbauer waiting for an informal practice session to end so we could talk to some returning Colorado Avalanche players and some new recruits.
Networking, mentorship opportunities aimed at getting ‘way more women behind the bench’
The Ducks’ rebuilding process, or transition as they like to call it, has been long and painful and it’s not likely to end soon enough for anyone involved.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ head coach may have grown up in the Greater Toronto Area, but Sheldon Keefe was not a fan of the blue and white. “I kind of bounced around with my favourite players because I was a Mario Lemieux fan – I was a Penguins fan for a long period of time.
Tim Ohashi is quick to admit he was a mediocre hockey player despite appearing in 10 games for Bates College in the late 2000s.
Learn more about your favorite NHL coaches and meet those you don’t yet know in the NHLCA’s Behind The Boards feature.
Cyril Bollers was once told that he would never make it in coaching because of the colour of his skin. Today, he’s the head coach of the Jamaican national hockey team, and hopes to make it to the Olympics or professional hockey one day.
San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner needed to hit all of the right notes when he addressed his team for the first time after they experienced their most difficult week of the season.
Devils defensemen getting heavily involved in the team’s offense under Lindy Ruff
Robert Aitken Jr.
An old adage suggests that the best defense is a good offense. For the Devils, it has been the defense that has helped to boost a good offense as the team’s six defensemen have gotten involved more offensively.
During a question-and-answer session with Aeroplan members on Sunday, Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe heaped praise on Hayley Wickenheiser, who serves as the team’s assistant director, player development.
You could make a movie about Joel Ward’s hockey career.
It’s a journey that took him through the OHL, WCHL, U Sports and AHL before he finally arrived at the NHL, where he became a cult hero in multiple markets and one of the most recognized Black faces in the game.