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BENCHMARKS WITH ASSISTANT COACH DANNY FLYNN

Saturday, 09.16.2006 / 12:00 AM / 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

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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