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?
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.
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.
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.