How Todd Richards Is Getting Tampa Bay’s Groove Back Part 2
Nov15

How Todd Richards Is Getting Tampa Bay’s Groove Back Part 2

In the first part of this series we started the conversation about how Todd Richards is transforming the Tampa Bay power play from a clock waster to a bonafide weapon of choice. We focused on one of the more important aspects of a great power play, the zone entries. More specifically one of the new additions to the arsenal, the double trailer drop pass controlled entry.  Now let’s move forward to one of the many tactics Tampa...

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How Todd Richards Is Getting Tampa Bay’s Groove Back
Nov01

How Todd Richards Is Getting Tampa Bay’s Groove Back

During an off season that included Tampa Bay resigning its two biggest pillars to eight year contracts, one of the most subtle of moves may in fact pay the biggest dividends. Tampa Bay hired Todd Richards as not only an assistant coach but as a special teams coach as well. Richards was the head coach of two NHL teams prior to his current position with Tampa Bay. With the Minnesota Wild, in the 2009-2010 season his team posted a 7.24...

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