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2000

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Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2000

Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It might have been just one more of the endless stream of National Hockey League games that attract little attention before January. It was a 3-2 final with Federov scoring the winner with 28 seconds left on the clock. This one, however, was special as it marked a milestone for one of the greatest professional coaches of any sport in any time. Scotty Bowman, currently the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, was behind the bench in his 2,000th NHL game on Friday night as Detroit beat Vancouver.