BENCHMARKS WITH ASSISTANT COACH DANNY FLYNN

Saturday, 09.16.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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BENCHMARKS WITH ASSISTANT COACH DANNY FLYNN
Flynn remarks on Day One at camp and previews Day Two

I thought the first day went pretty well. All three groups were ready to go. Everybody's anxious to get started on the new season. We've got some good veteran leadership, and that's nice to see. We're all excited about starting to build a hockey program here.

The first day I was just looking for hands and timing. A lot of guys had a chance to play over the summer. It's different, though, when the guys are out there and the coaches are setting the pace. But we were all happy with the first day.

I noticed quickly Viktor Kozlov and what good size he has what great skill he has for a big guy. He was one guy who certainly caught my eye.

You can see how quickly the community has embraced us. It's a warm community. They're so happy to have the organization here and that's something that jumps at you as soon as you get off the plane. The type of coach Ted his, he wants to build a team first attitude with a hard working gritty type of game. I think the fans will come to respect that and really come to enjoy it.

The theme for today was hands and skills. Days Two, Four and Six will be part of our round-robin tournament with Team Henning, Nystrom and Tonelli playing one another. We're anxious as coaches to see what the players can do. It's an exciting time of year. Everyone's in first place.

Hockey is a competitive sport. Hopefully we'll see today who the competitors are. We're willing to sacrifice some skill to bring forth some competitors, because we strongly believe that's what wins in the end."


Danny Flynn's Bio

Danny Flynn joined Ted Nolan as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders on July 13, 2006.
Flynn was hired Nolan's assistants with Memorial Cup finalist Moncton. Flynn has been a mainstay on Nolan's coaching staff going back to their days with the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the early 1990s. Following Nolan's departure from the Greyhounds to the NHL, Flynn took over the reigns of the OHL team for the 1994-95 season. Together,
Nolan and Flynn won three straight OHL championships and a Memorial Cup title with the Greyhounds. Before rejoining with Nolan in Moncton last season, Flynn was the head coach for St. Francis Xavier University from 1995 to 2005 and led the school to a 19-6-3 record in 2004-05, his last with the school.
During Flynn's ten-year tenure at St. FX, he led them to a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship in 2004 -- the first in the school's history -- and won two silver medals at the national championship in 2001 and 2003. In total, he recorded a total of 177 career wins at StFX making him the all-time winningest coach behind the X-Men bench, and third in AUS history.

 

Check out more features from Day One at Training Camp:

* POSTCARDS FROM YARMOUTH - Day One

* POSTCARDS FROM YARMOUTH PHOTO GALLERY - Day 1

* FROM THE RADIO BOOTH

* NYI TRAINING CAMP GUIDE

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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