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