Tippett was senior adviser at start of Seattle franchise before leaving for Edmonton
With the Edmonton Oilers closing in on a playoff berth, head coach Dave Tippett credits the team’s leadership group for providing a spark.
Edmonton’s Dave Tippett doesn’t look at an iPad during games.
“No, there’s too much going on,” he says.
But, like any coach, he craves updated, accurate information.
The biggest news story after the Edmonton Oilers‘ 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday was that Connor McDavid scored his 500th point in the NHL. But another milestone was also reached for Oilers coach Dave Tippett, who secured his 600th win as an NHL head coach.
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.
Ken Hitchcock works for the Edmonton Oilers as an advisor but he’s also a hockey fan and when the Dallas Stars made it back to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years, there was a smile, and maybe a fist pump.
Paul Maurice has a theory about the rhythm of a new hockey season.
What’s it like when NHL bench bosses catch up in the off-season? See the comradery between our coaches when they’re not battling it out behind the bench.
Francis, Quenneville, Tippett among those on Hartford team who were ‘cerebral’ students of game
The expression on Dave Tippett’s face seldom differs whether his team leads or trails by five goals.
Sportsnet Hockey Central have spent time over the last few weeks speaking with many of our head coaches during the paused NHL season. Take a listen.
Keeping in close contact with team, preparing for all possible variables during period of unknown