It had been a decade since the Carolina Hurricanes made the post-season in 2009. The leading scorer on the team that season was Ray Whitney. Eric Staal was the leading goal scorer, and it was the last full season as captain of the team for Rod Brind’Amour.
When Rod Brind’Amour brought the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Campbell River, BC, he gave a special coin to a close friend, Kim Wood, who has lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life. Here is their story.
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The three coaches couldn’t be from more varied backgrounds.
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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.
One day the call will come and it will be Rod Brind’Amour’s turn. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it will toll for Brind’Amour. Just as it ultimately tolls for all NHL head coaches. Brind’Amour certainly gets it.
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Known as a players coach, “Rod the Bod” has found a way to use his experience as a player to connect with his team in a unique way.
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.