Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green returned to practice Saturday for the first time since March 31 following a bout with COVID-19, saying, “it was good to be back. The last few weeks have been trying, for sure.”
Travis Green knows a thing or (now) two about dethroning a defending champion.
As a player, Manny Malhotra won over dressing rooms with his selfless, hardworking approach to the game. Now, that same lunchpail attitude has made the Canucks assistant one of the NHL’s most promising young coaches.
“Sometimes a pro’s idea of work is a little different than the real world. It’s not like you have a 10 o’clock practice then you’re done for the day. Travis was a worker. He was on the phone. He was developing plans. I thought this guy is going to be a good coach. He was into it.” — Mike Johnston on Canucks’ coach Travis Green
At the dawn of the last decade, the hockey world was skeptical — even hostile — of the emerging analytics revolution.
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.
Travis Green has a pretty simple philosophy when it comes to coaching