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During last night's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry discussed the Kings-Blackhawks series' personnel and systemic machinations, he praised the Memorial Cup's refereeing while sharing some of his Memorial Cup memories, and at the 3:45 mark, he revealed some surprising video illustrating the Rangers and Canadiens coaches' tiff regarding watching each other's non-game-day practices.
Let's just say that Michel Therrien was less than impressed by New York Rangers coach Ulf Samuelsson's insistence that there was no gentlemen's agreement between the teams regarding practice:
From the Canadian Press via TSN:
Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced Monday that assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson is leaving the NHL club to become head coach of MODO in the Swedish Elite League.
“On behalf of the entire Phoenix Coyotes organization, we congratulate Ulf on becoming the head coach of MODO,” Maloney said in a statement. “We thank Ulf for all his hard work and dedication to the Coyotes over the past five seasons and we wish him the best of luck with MODO.”
from the Arizona Republic,
When Ulf Samuelsson skates down the ice during a practice, it isn’t difficult to flash back and visualize him as a premier NHL defenseman, causing havoc and driving opponents up the wall (figuratively and literally).
Samuelsson, a Coyotes assistant, coaches like he played, says coach Wayne Gretzky.
“As a player, he prepared really hard, so he prepares hard at coaching,” he said. “He spends a lot of time behind the scenes, (watching) videos, watching guys, watching systems, and he puts a lot of effort into it.