Las Vegas–With Vegas having an off day between games we had the opportunity to chat with former San Francisco Bulls Head Coach Pat Curcio on Golden Knights hockey.
Coach Curcio spent roughly two seasons as the bench boss of the former ECHL franchise San Francisco Bulls from the 2012-14 seasons before the organization officially folded on January 27, 2014.
When he coached the Bulls hockey team he led them in their inaugural campaign to the Kelly Cup Playoffs only to be knocked out in the opening round. The Bulls were the ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.
He’s also seen time over in Europe coaching the likes Milano Rossoblu, Valpellice, HC Lugano, and HC Bolzano.
Success of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season
William Karlsson‘s breakout season with Vegas
Golden Knights top line in Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, and Karlsson
The acquisition of Ryan Carpenter from San Jose via the waiver wire
Atmosphere at T-Mobile Arena
Thoughts on Head Coach Gerard Gallant being the odd on favorite for “Coach of The Year”
Analysis of the Tomas Tatar and Ryan Reaves pickup from the NHL Trade Deadline
Comparison of Reaves to Ryane Clowe
The signing of College Free Agent Zach Whitecloud
Thoughts on prospects Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, Nic Hague, and Erik Brannstrom
The potential on Alex Tuch as a future leader of the Vegas Golden Knights
We will be chatting again with Coach Curcio down the road to talk about on all things Golden Knights hockey.