FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Rick Tocchet, the new coach of the Arizona Coyotes, speaks during a news conference  in Glendale, Ariz. Three of the six NHL coaching vacancies this offseason were filled by first-timers as teams look to find the next new idea rather than recycling the past. Only Dallas' Ken Hitchcock could be considered experienced, while Arizona's Rick Tocchet has less than two full seasons of experience and Los Angeles' John Stevens parts of four years.
FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Rick Tocchet, the new coach of the Arizona Coyotes, speaks during a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. Three of the six NHL coaching vacancies this offseason were filled by first-timers as teams look to find the next new idea rather than recycling the past. Only Dallas' Ken Hitchcock could be considered experienced, while Arizona's Rick Tocchet has less than two full seasons of experience and Los Angeles' John Stevens parts of four years. Ross D. Franklin AP Photo
FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Rick Tocchet, the new coach of the Arizona Coyotes, speaks during a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. Three of the six NHL coaching vacancies this offseason were filled by first-timers as teams look to find the next new idea rather than recycling the past. Only Dallas' Ken Hitchcock could be considered experienced, while Arizona's Rick Tocchet has less than two full seasons of experience and Los Angeles' John Stevens parts of four years. Ross D. Franklin AP Photo

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Experience not required: Rookie coaches a growing NHL trend

July 16, 2017 9:31 AM

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