"A lot of power plays are east-west... We try to play downhill."
Author - Glen Gulutzan
Glen Gulutzan was introduced as an Oilers Assistant Coach prior to the 2018-19 season. He spent the previous two seasons as head coach of the NHL's Calgary Flames. Gulutzan helped the Flames reach the playoffs in 2016-17 and accumulated a record of 82-68-14 in 164 games as Calgary's bench boss.
Gulutzan has 20 years of coaching experience and worked his way up from the WCHL, ECHL, and AHL before landing his first NHL head coaching job with the Dallas Stars in 2011. His NHL career also includes three seasons working as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.
Should we stand up at the line? Should we contain to one side? Both approaches have their pros and cons, and it’s ultimately up to the player to read the situation and...