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Prep hockey players got a surprise when they joined a state-wide online meeting to talk about the pause that hit their season just as games were about to begin.
It once seemed possible that NHL teams would be in training camp right now.
The Red Wings’ coaches would have been ready. With no games since March, they have had plenty of time to prepare.
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.
Jeff Blashill was attempting to take Seth Appert’s job when the two first met in 1994. Both were goaltenders at Ferris State University, Appert a junior and Blashill a freshman.
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Two years ago, as the Red Wings were going through training camp in Traverse City, Jeff Blashill had a pair of visitors from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in attendance.
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Detroit — NHL coaches aren’t able to coach their players these days, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped coaching.
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.
Cassidy’s ability to adapt, teach and coach younger players and an experienced veteran core is one reason he’s now locked in behind Boston’s bench for at least the next four seasons.