Messing With The Media Can Be Messy

The bench bosses who "get it." Ovechkin keeps scoring. Sabres continue to impress. Tony DeAngelo is playing superior D for Carolina. The fun in watching a game in Nashville.

Of the 32 National Hockey League coaches, I'd say that 25 really know how to handle the media. Jon Cooper, Barry Trotz and Gerard Gallant are right up there along with Lindy Ruff and Joel Quenneville.

The bench bosses who "get it" realize that reporters have a job to do in a communications world bristling with competition as keen as any playoff game


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