“If I’m Team USA general manager Stan Bowman, my choice to coach in Beijing — if there is NHL involvement [at the Olympics] in China, and that’s still to be finalized — would be Pittsburgh’s Mike Sullivan … Sullivan is on the long list of those with coach of the year credentials this season. The others: Rick Tocchet in Arizona; Rod Brind’Amour in Carolina; Sheldon Keefe in Toronto; Dean Evason in Minnesota; Joel Quenneville in Florida; Barry Trotz, again, every year on Long Island. That’s seven strong candidates and only three can be finalists.”
Tocchet would trade one of his Penguins rings to win with Flyers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Last week we took a look at the 10 NHL captains with Ontario Hockey League origins. This week, we turn our attention behind the bench where eleven NHL coaches have OHL roots.
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.
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
Watch as Rick Tocchet, Rob Brind’Amour and Craig Berube join John Dellapina to discuss when they first thought about transitioning from NHL player to NHL coach.
Learn more about your favorite NHL coaches and meet those you don’t yet know in the NHLCA’s Behind The Boards feature.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When all of the Coyotes exit meetings had ended in mid-April, coach Rick Tocchet gave his staff a directive: Take a few weeks off to recharge and reflect on the season.