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Which current players do you think will become coaches in the future?

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11-25-2003, 07:10 PM
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Which current players do you think will become coaches in the future?

I thought that this is an interesting topic and would make for a good discussion. Which players do you think would make good coaches in the future?

Of course you'd look at captains right now, guys like Yzerman and Messier come to mind. These two are great leaders but would that translate into being able to be a head coach at the NHL level?

One guy from the Caps who I think could do it is Olie Kolzig. He'd be wearing the C if goalies were allowed to and he is very outspoken. I have a feeling that he could become a coach later on. Steve Konowalchuk is another player that I could see (kinda like Dale Hunter is now in London and Kelly Miller as an assistant with the Isles. All have similar mentalities).

Which players do you think have a chance at becoming an NHL coach in the future?

 
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11-25-2003, 07:13 PM
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Ron Francis is one guy. He thinks the game so well, and he is a smart player. Rod Brind'amour is another guy that comes to mind to be honest.

One guy I know who is on the way to becoming a coach is Jody Hull. He's a player/coach with Binghampton of the AHL this year.

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11-25-2003, 07:32 PM
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A guy from the Pens I could see becoming a coach down the road is Marc Bergevin. He's been around the league alot and knows what it takes to win. He also doesn't have great skill so he knows all the work that has to go into the game to be an effective player. Even if he never becomes a head coach, I can see him being an assistant.

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Wouldn't at all be surprised to see Igor Larianov coaching sometime in the near future.

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11-25-2003, 08:17 PM
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Wouldn't at all be surprised to see Igor Larianov coaching sometime in the near future.
can't imagine why you'd think "the professor" would make a good coach.


I could see Scott Stevens being a great coach. The guy knows how to make his team win, pure and simple. There wouldn't be many better qualified to teach and implement a defensive system in a team than him.

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Out of Calgary I really think Davey Lowry is being groomed by Sutter to become a coach one day, I wouldn't be surprised to see him pop up in the AHL or NHL as an assistant within the next couple years.

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Although he's not playing this season, Brent Gilchrist and Bill Houlder had both expressed an interest in coaching.

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Trevor Linden. He's got the personality, patience, hockey knowledge and a love for the game to be an NHL coach.

I also think that Ron Francis will be a coach when he retires, perhaps taking over for Maurice...

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Well Rob Ray seems to be a natural in front of the television camera. Maybe Razor will put his people-skills to the ultimate test!!

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Igor Larionov would make a wonderful coach...no doubt in my mind.

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He's not the most talented guy in the world, but... Jeff Finley.

 
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I also think that Ron Francis will be a coach when he retires, perhaps taking over for Maurice...
I think I read somewhere last week that Ron Francis doesn't want to coach. I'll try to find the link. (PS. It may have been another player, but I'm near sure it was Francis).

Otherwise:
Head Coach - Steve Yzerman
Offensive asst coach - Mike Modano
Defensive asst coach - Chris Chelios
Goaltending coach - Ed Belfour
Fitness Consultant - Gary Roberts

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On the Penguins I see Marc Bergevin definitely being a coach down the line with Kelly Buchberger being an assistant at some point.

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Lots of "big-name" players are being trumpeted as coaches...I doubt that is going to happen

The best coaches are players who spent a lot of time on the bench. Marc Bergevin is a good choice.

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Funny thing about former players... the good players become hockey executives, examples... Bob Clarke, Dave Taylor, Ken Dryden, Bob Pulford, etc... yet the not-so-good players become better coaches.

I know Chris Pronger has mentioned that he would like to become a GM once after he retires.

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From the Oilers Fernando Pisani would be a good candidate...is one of the smartest players on the Oiler line up.

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