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from Daniel Nugent-Bowman of the StarPhoenix,
For the NHL to regain its status as one of North America’s top professional sports leagues, Phoenix Coyotes development coach Dave King believes there needs to be hockey in 2012-13.
“It’s almost preposterous to think our sport would have two lockouts, two seasons with no games, so close together. It’s unheard of in professional sport,” said King, who was announced Wednesday as one of three 2013 Order of Hockey in Canada honourees.
“If we want to maintain our creditability for television networks, our creditability for sponsorships for our teams and all of those financial issues that are so important to the survival of the game, we can’t have another work stoppage go the complete season. It just doesn’t make any sense. We all know we can’t go there.”
“I see the sun every morning in Phoenix, and that’s a nice thing. You have to remember, I’ve seen Siberia.”
-Phoenix Coyotes Assistant Coach Dave King. More on King from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch.
from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
Skate hard, don’t give up, have a good attitude - good qualities for hockey players that go a long way toward winning games.
But Dave King was looking for more.
King, a Coyotes assistant, is one of the foremost teachers in the sport, knew going beyond that threshold held limitless possibilities. For three-plus decades, as an NHL, Olympic and international coach, he has been subtly changing the way the game is taught and played.
“He really influenced all of us to organize ourselves at practice, to have a game plan,” said Ken Hitchcock, coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. “He saw the game intellectually way above us. We always thought the game was hard work and determination, and that would get it done.
“We never really knew much about systems of play, but Dave brought structure to all of our thought patterns.”
Newly hired Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Dave King spent Tuesday night in a Seattle hospital.
Unconfirmed by the Coyotes, a source told sportsnet.ca the 61-year-old suffered what was believed to be a heart attack in the dressing room prior to a pre-season game in Seattle against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Paramedics worked on King as he was taken away on a stretcher.
added 5:29pm, The Bill Watters Show on 640am reporting it may have been low blood sugar.
The best suggestion, let’s wait for an official word on this.
added 5:58pm, via Aaron Portzline’s Twitter,
Dave King’s wife Linda says the sportsnet.ca report of heart attack is “absolutely not true.” He was faint, but tests show his heart is fine
I have to say, pretty shabby reporting from Sportsnet.
Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic reports the Coyotes have hired Dave King as an assistant coach and confirms Sean Burke hired as goaltender coach.
added 3:27pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
In a year of incredible uncertainty for the franchise, and particularly their young emerging players, King is just what the Coyotes need at this stage – a teacher, first and foremost, someone who will help the Kyle Turrises and Mikael Boedkers of their world get better.
That’s just a smart business decision, no matter where the franchise might happen to land; no matter who may end up owning the team.
The Globe & Mail’s Eric Duhatschek has co-authored a book with Dave King:
Had a chance to catch up with Dave King last night for the first time in months. It was at the launch party in Calgary for the book we collaborated on about his year of coaching in Russia, a crazy and wildly successful season in which the team won so many games in the regular season that they ran out of bonus money to pay the players and as a result, dipped into their travel funds to stay within the budget (dooming them to commercial instead of charter flights for the final quarter of the regular season).
Called King Of Russia and published by McClelland & Stewart, it chronicles the 2005-06 season of the Super League team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which coincided with Evgeni Malkin’s final year in Russia.
Book available at Amazon.com if anyone is interested. Probably be quite fascinating, actually.
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