Coyotes Head Coach Rick Tocchet is planning a four-day coaching symposium for his new staff for later this month at Gila River Arena. "We're going to go over systems, we're going to go over concepts, (and) game-day preparation, just so everybody has their responsibilities," Tocchet told SiriusXM NHL Network. Assistant coaches John MacLean and Scott Allen, and Video Coach Steve Peters will attend. "We're going to fast track it a little bit, but we'll be fine," Tocchet said. "We have plenty of time. We're not going to over-coach, especially with the young kids. I don't want to overload these guys." Tocchet, whom Arizona hired on July 11, has reached out to Coyotes players via phone calls and texts to touch base with them about the upcoming season. From rookies to veterans, he's stressing improvement. "There's a partnership in today's game with the player," Tocchet said. "Obviously, I'm not going to be out partying with the players, but there's got to be a relationship with the player, and you'll get respect back if you give them respect."
Tocchet to Stage Coaching Symposium for Staff
Pro Hockey Talk | Aug 13