May 30, 1997 |
"You hated him for 364 days a year. And on the 365th day you collected your Stanley Cup rings. " - Ex-Montreal Canadien Steve Shutt, who won five Cups under Bowman Scotty Bowman stands atop the Detroit Red Wings bench like Il Duce on the balcony. The little man's jaw is raised, his lips pursed, his head cocked at a belligerent angle. It is the hands-on-hips pose of authority, of motionless swagger, of a barely disguised disdain for all those below. His Detroit Red Wings are minutes away from eliminating the Colorado Avalanche, the defending Stanley Cup champions.
December 9, 2000 |
Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about Mario Lemieux. After all, he did coach No. 66 as a player in Pittsburgh when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 1992. And Bowman was director of player personnel the season before, when the Pens won their first Cup. There's one characteristic that separated Lemieux from the litany of other great athletes Bowman has coached in 29 years. "People don't realize Mario was real calculating," Bowman said yesterday morning at Joe Louis Arena.
July 17, 1998 |
Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman, who has said he won't return next season to the Stanley Cup champions unless he is healthy enough, underwent a procedure yesterday to clear a blocked heart artery. Dr. William O'Neill, chief of cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital near Detroit, said Bowman was resting comfortably after the balloon angioplasty and should be released from the hospital today. O'Neill said no decision had been made on whether Bowman would return to the Red Wings' bench next season for the final year of his contract and a bid for a record ninth Cup as coach.
May 28, 1997 |
A sure-fire way to chill an interview with Paul Coffey is to mention Scotty Bowman's name. It happened again yesterday. As soon as the veteran Flyers defenseman heard Bowman's name, his lips tightened and he glared at questioners. Coffey quickly steered questions away from the Detroit Red Wings coach and his team. Before the Flyers' only visit to Detroit during the regular season, Bowman made a point of torching Coffey in front of hockey writers. Coffey played for Bowman for part of one season in Pittsburgh and later for three seasons in Detroit before Bowman shipped him to Hartford early this season for Brendan Shanahan.
October 13, 1998 |
Scotty Bowman, who underwent offseason surgeries to clear a blocked coronary artery and replace his arthritic left knee with a titanium joint, likely will decide by the end of this month if he'll coach again. The Detroit Red Wings' chances of winning a third straight Stanley Cup depend largely on whether Bowman returns, general manager Ken Holland said. "It's a major factor," Holland said. "I don't know if there's anybody else in the league like Scotty. He's like a superstar player.
July 21, 1998 |
Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and adult-onset diabetes, a spokeswoman for William Beaumont Hospital confirmed. The diagnosis, by Dr. William O'Neill, was made after testing last week that also revealed Bowman had a 70 percent blockage in one of three arteries leading to his heart. Bowman, who is tied with the legendary Toe Blake for the most Stanley Cups as a head coach, underwent an angioplasty Thursday to clear the blocked artery.
June 26, 2000 |
Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, is returning for another season with the Detroit Red Wings. Bowman, 66, had been mulling his future since the Red Wings' second-round playoff elimination by the Colorado Avalanche. As the league's entry draft was ending yesterday in Calgary, Detroit general manager Ken Holland said Bowman would be back under a one-year contract. Holland had told Bowman after the Colorado series he wanted him back. "I wanted to feel in my heart that I could come back and, healthwise, I wanted to make sure I was up to the challenge again," Bowman said of the month it took him to decide to return for a 29th season as an NHL coach.
May 27, 1993 |
As expected, Bryan Murray has agreed to give up his coaching duties with the Detroit Red Wings to concentrate on his duties as general manager. Scotty Bowman, who has more wins than any other coach in NHL history, tops the list of candidates to replace Murray. Murray's job change was determined at a meeting yesterday with owner Mike Ilitch, who decided that one role is enough for Murray and a new direction is needed from behind the bench. "I'm very pleased with the coaching job Bryan did," Ilitch said, "But perhaps a different approach is needed.
September 19, 1996 |
Detroit Red Wings coach and general manager Scotty Bowman was at last night's exhibition game between the Flyers and the Capitals, working to trade Keith Primeau. It's unlikely that Primeau will be coming to the Flyers. "I want to get Keith in the East, but I need to get a defenseman, and I don't think I can make a deal with Philly," said Bowman. "Actually, I'm going to try and make a deal with Washington, which is why I'm here. " So the Flyers are definitely out? "Well, I want to talk to some other club first before I say that," Bowman said.