By Pierre LeBrun (The Athletic)

Last June during draft week in Vancouver, I was invited by the NHL Coaches’ Association at their annual Coaches Clinic conference to moderate a panel featuring Scotty Bowman, Darryl Sutter and Terry Crisp.

It was spectacular. Them, not me.

But as I stood on stage directing traffic for that amazing panel, I kept scanning the large conference room and the sheer number of coaches on hand from all kinds of levels of hockey.

It really hit home for me in that instant the kind of fraternity the coaching world is, not just at the NHL level, and the desire to help out coaches from all kinds of leagues and walks of life.

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