This is it. The last element of my interview with coach Craig Ramsay before training camp starts Saturday.
I asked Ramsay about how the coaching staff will work with associate head coach John Torchetti, assistant Mike Stothers and goaltender consultant Clint Malarchuk. I was also interested in their plans for in-game adjustments, which was one of the reasons general manager Rick Dudley pointed to when discussing the dismissal of John Anderson and his staff.
Here is what he had to say:
“John will do the defense during the game. He will be overseeing the power play. Mike will work with me on penalty killing, on 5-on-5. We’ll all work on all of that. Mike will go upstairs [to press box] to watch and observe but he will end up on the bench during almost every game for the third period, maybe the second period. It depends on how we see the game and feel the game because it’s important for him to get on the bench and really feel what it’s like down there. He’s been there at the NHL