Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/02/05 at 11:27 PM ET
Off the top of your head, which coaches will have it tough when the new NHL hits the ice in a couple of weeks? Well, Jacques Lemaire, Barry Trotz, Peter Laviolette, Gerard Gallant, Mike Kitchen and Dave Tippett, right? The trap guys. The no-offense guys. Right? Right? Lemaire, a two-time coach of the year who won a Cup coaching the New Jersey Devils in 1995, has a chuckle at the notion that defensive coaches might be in trouble in what is expected to be a more wide-open NHL. "The people who say that are, I'm sorry, they don't know the game," Lemaire said. "It's a lot tougher to coach defense," added Jacques Demers, who coached the 1992-93 Montreal Canadiens to a Cup win and who is now a respected analyst.
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