A successful NHL coach is still a resourceful one

Updated: September 27, 2006, 12:29 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Once upon a time in the "old" NHL, coaches routinely came into their offices, picked up a dog-eared manuscript left by their predecessors called "The Trap And How To Use It," and away they went. Game on.

Now, NHL coaches must come into the office, sit quietly and engage the far quarters of their brains in an effort to squeeze every last ounce of offense out of their respective squads. It is a process that is far more difficult to implement than it is to say and heralds new criteria for ...

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