Cooper ready for Lightning matchup with dad’s favorite team, Maple Leafs

Cooper ready for Lightning matchup with dad’s favorite team, Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Jon Cooper may have grown up in Prince George, British Columbia, but while his hometown is more than 2,500 miles from Toronto, the Tampa Bay Lightning coach is familiar with the passion of Toronto Maple Leafs fans. “My dad grew up being a major Leafs fan,” Cooper said on Sunday after practice. “I … Read more

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Jay Woodcroft’s Effect

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Jay Woodcroft’s Effect

I liked Jay Woodcroft’s style from the moment he was introduced to assembled media as Dave Tippett’s replacement as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers. Standing, not sitting, at the podium in a power stance with his hands on his hips. I’m not sure why that image stood out for me, but it did. Here … Read more