New York Islanders head coach Doug Weight spoke with Sports Illustrated about making the switch from assistant to head coach.
The New York Islanders making the switch to Doug Weight has been under the radar one of the best moves they’ve made in the past year. As an inexperienced head coach, he does some things extraordinarily well.
Yesterday, an interview was posted on Sports Illustrated with Doug Weight. He discussed what it’s been like making the transition to coaching. He also talked about what it was like living with a young John Tavares
Here’s a quote I particularly liked from the interview:
"Oh yeah. I wanted to sit there and watch a hockey game and he wants to stop and pause it because we play them next week and he wants to draw up plays. I’m like, John, let’s just watch the game. I’m tired. But that’s his personality. He loves the game. Every time he’s out there, he wants to get better. It’s a great example for people around him, that’s for sure."
Looking back at when I was 18-years-old there’s no way I would be mature enough to want to pause a hockey game in order to draw up plays in my downtime. But, that’s probably why I’m blogging and John Tavares is a top-10 hockey player in the world.
This just proves yet again that Tavares is a robot. All this guy thinks about is the sport of hockey. Heck, when he sleeps it wouldn’t surprise me if his brain was still going over the film from last night.
Tavares is a special player and a fantastic leader. I wouldn’t want anyone else as my captain.
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