These are just my thoughts on Thornton and this seasons moves so far
By Craig Custance and Corey Pronman Aug 25, 2020
Whoa! Hockey is back!
Uploaded by: Martin Arnold
The three coaches couldn’t be from more varied backgrounds.
There was Carolina’s Rod Brind’Amour, the second-year coach who had a Hall of Fame-caliber career that included a Stanley Cup and two Selke Trophies.
There was the Lightning’s Jon Cooper, whose playing career ended in Juvenile-AA, but established himself as one of the best — and now longest-tenured coach.
And Pete DeBoer, who took the Vegas job midseason after several campaigns with the rival Sharks, and is now behind the bench on his fourth NHL team.
But the three head coaches provided some interesting insight in a Zoom panel last week for the NHL Coaches’ Association Global Coaches’ Clinic. It was an hour-long chat, moderated by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, where they tackled some important issues for young coaches such as working with millennials, enforcing discipline, creating ownership in the dressing room and dealing with criticism.
Below are some highlights from their panel discussion.
Hate the 24-team tournament if you must, but don't act like the playoff structure has always been holy. This post-expansion timeline shows a rich history of wild and unfair formats – with no asterisks beside the Cup winners' names.