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July 19, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scotty Bowman signed a contract to coach the Detroit Red Wings for two more years, and senior vice president Jimmy Devellano will bow out of day-to-day team operations, the team announced Friday. The Red Wings also will have their first general manager since 1994 in Ken Holland, who will be promoted from assistant general manager. Holland will report directly to owner Mike Ilitch and will have the final say on personnel matters.
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May 14, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi noted the other day that Coach Darryl Sutter was happy for about, say, half an hour after the Kings eliminated the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Then Sutter quickly started channeling his inner Scotty Bowman, meaning, hello intensity. The legendary Bowman was famous, especially in his Montreal coaching days, for keeping everyone, including his players, off guard. But Kings captain Dustin Brown, several hours before Game 1 of the second-round series against the San Jose Sharks, noted the key differences between present circumstances and last year's run to the Stanley Cup. “There's a lot more to clear up in our game this year,” Brown said after Tuesday's morning skate.
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November 8, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day, Scotty Bowman will wake up and know he's ready to retire. "In hockey, there's a lot of years when you wonder if you're in the right job. I can't do it for much longer, I know that," said Bowman, who tied Toe Blake's record of eight Stanley Cup coaching victories in June when he led the Detroit Red Wings to their second successive Cup triumph. "Two years ago I signed a two-year contract, and that's up after this year. A lot depends on how I feel and how they [Red Wing executives] feel.
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April 12, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Scotty Bowman retired as coach of the Detroit Red Wings last June after winning his record ninth Stanley Cup championship. He stayed on as a consultant and has helped prepare the team for the playoffs. Bowman, 69, spends most of the year in Sarasota, Fla. Looking tanned and relaxed, he discussed the Red Wings, the Mighty Ducks and his career. Question: Was it difficult for you to get used to your new role? Answer: Not really. Actually, I've been a lot busier than I thought.
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March 28, 1991
Scotty Bowman, longtime coach and executive, and Neil Armstrong, a veteran linesman, have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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August 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scotty Bowman, who reportedly was near a contract agreement, said he won't return as coach of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins but will remain as director of player development. Assistant coach Pierre McGuire is a candidate to replace Bowman, and there was speculation that former coach and general manager Eddie Johnston is under consideration.
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November 12, 1999 | Associated Press
Detroit Coach Scotty Bowman was fined $1,000 by the NHL on Thursday for his role in an altercation with a cameraman between periods of the Detroit-Tampa Bay game last Sunday. In a release, the NHL said that no disciplinary action would be taken against two Detroit players also involved in incidents during the game. Bowman was walking down the tunnel to the team's dressing room when he encountered a TV crew setting up for an interview.
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June 13, 1998
When Bill Plaschke calls Ron Wilson "the best coach in hockey" [June 9], he is showing his true ignorance of the game. Bill should take a trip to Hockeytown USA and see first-hand what coaching and quality hockey is all about. There is only one coach in the NHL today who exemplifies the leadership, professionalism and skill it takes to win the Cup and that's Scotty Bowman, not the cheap bush-league charm of a Ron Wilson. Hey, Bill, check some of Ron's quotes to the media, like the one where he called the Sabres "a bunch of chicken.
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June 14, 2002 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scotty Bowman kept his secret as long as he could and the best team money could buy made sure his last game as coach won him a Stanley Cup championship. "I made up my mind in February that this was going to be my last year," said Bowman, who announced his retirement after the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1, to clinch the best-of-seven series Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of 20,058 at Joe Louis Arena.
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June 13, 2002 | Helene Elliott
They couldn't be more different. Laker Coach Phil Jackson, the NBA's Zen Master, trendy soul patch sprouting under his lower lip, and Detroit Red Wing Coach Scotty Bowman, irascible Mr. Spacely from "The Jetsons" cartoons come to life, chin pointed skyward, eyes seeing and mind resolving problems that haven't arisen yet. One is Gandhi. The other is Stephen Hawking.
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February 1, 2002
The last time the NHL held its All-Star game in Los Angeles, in 1981, Scotty Bowman had left the bench before the start of the season to be general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Bowman, however, coached the Wales Conference team against Pat Quinn's Campbell Conference team in the 1981 All-Star game, which was played at the Forum. In the days leading up to the game, Bowman told reporters that he hoped it would be the last game he coached.
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November 21, 2000 | JIM HODGES
He has been coaching in the NHL since Lyndon Johnson was in office. Since the city where he now works was putting out cars with big fins and bigger engines. Since his captain, Steve Yzerman, was a 2-year-old in British Columbia. While the Kings were introducing Southern California to the NHL--and vice versa--by beating Philadelphia on Oct. 14, 1967, Scotty Bowman was putting the finishing touches on his first victory as an NHL coach, a 4-2 decision for St. Louis at Pittsburgh.
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April 15, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Detroit Red Wings may not have reached peak postseason form, but Coach Scotty Bowman wore his familiar, irascible playoff face Friday. He barked at public relations officials from the NHL and his own club. His sentences meandered in unpredictable directions. His chin was pointed high in the air, his eyes on visions only he could see.
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March 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Detroit Coach Scotty Bowman got a road victory against hated rival Colorado on Saturday. But you'd never know it from his postgame comments. Bowman criticized the NHL for assigning what he described as second-rate referees to officiate ABC's first televised game of the season following his team's 4-3 victory over the Avalanche. "The league has got to take a better stand on assigning referees for games like this," he said. "We never get the top five [referees]. It's not fair to both teams.
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October 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, will return to the Detroit Red Wing bench on Thursday. The team said Bowman, 65, received a clean bill of health from his doctor after undergoing 10 hours of testing on Friday. Bowman underwent an angioplasty in July to clear a blocked artery and had his left knee replaced in August. The Edmonton Oilers re-signed free agent center Doug Weight to a two-year contract. . . .
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November 12, 1999 | Associated Press
Detroit Coach Scotty Bowman was fined $1,000 by the NHL on Thursday for his role in an altercation with a cameraman between periods of the Detroit-Tampa Bay game last Sunday. In a release, the NHL said that no disciplinary action would be taken against two Detroit players also involved in incidents during the game. Bowman was walking down the tunnel to the team's dressing room when he encountered a TV crew setting up for an interview.
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November 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
The NHL is investigating reports that Detroit Red Wing Coach Scotty Bowman, captain Steve Yzerman and forward Martin Lapointe abused two cameramen from the Sunshine Network, a Florida regional sports cable network, during Sunday night's 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay. The trouble started during the second intermission when one cameraman, setting up to do an interview, was "jostled" and "bumped" by Bowman. The cameraman fell into a female stage manager, and the camera struck her on the shoulder.
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