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.
PEMBROKE, ONT. — Geoff Patterson has done just about everything for the Pembroke Lumber Kings at one point or another.
“The essence of my message about competing has nothing to do with the opponent. My competitive approach is that ‘it’s all about us.’ If we’ve really done the preparation to elevate ourselves to our full potential, it shouldn’t matter whom we’re playing.” — Pete Carroll, Super Bowl champion
One year in, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe on what he’s learned and where the Leafs go from here
Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe is all in on a Canadian Division. “All fingers are pointing towards that,” Keefe told the Star in a phone interview. “I think it’s I think it’s really exciting.”
One year ago today, the Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock. The club was mired in a six-game winless streak (0-5-1) and sitting outside the playoff picture with a 9-10-4 record overall.
On paper, the Maple Leafs had a respectable regular-season power play, tied for fifth with Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay at 23.1%.
As the quest goes on to get the Maple Leafs more players with a winning pedigree and Stanley Cup credentials, they have added another coach with those needed qualities.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Manny Malhotra as an assistant coach on Tuesday, filling the vacancy left by Paul McFarland (who took a head coaching job with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs).
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has hired Manny Malhotra as an assistant coach.
Learn more about your favorite NHL coaches and meet those you don’t yet know in the NHLCA’s Behind The Boards feature.
Things around the Leafs sure changed after Sheldon Keefe took over as head coach in November.
Less than 24 hours after the Columbus Blue Jackets eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs from playoff contention in their qualifier series, Jackets head coach John Tortorella showed his support for Maple Leafs’ rookie bench boss Sheldon Keefe.