Arizona Coyotes, Tucson Roadrunners are creating a culture together
For the Coyotes organization, consistency is everything.
That's exactly why Tucson Roadrunners head coach Mike Van Ryn has modeled his system of play after the one installed by first-year coach Rick Tocchet with the Coyotes.
By playing similar styles in the AHL and NHL, the Coyotes are hoping to forge a continuity between the levels of organization. They want to create a culture.
For Van Ryn's Roadrunners, who entered play Tuesday occupying first place in the AHL's Pacific Division, the system has worked wonders for the organization's budding stars.
“We mimic each other pretty well, as far... read more