Jack Black has a quote that fits well for this week’s fact:
Those that can’t do teach. And those that can’t teach, teach gym. – School of Rock
Naturally, most superstars don’t have long, successful careers as bench bosses. No example is more extreme than former Habs super scorer Maurice “Rocket” Richard. Before joining the NHL, the Quebec Nordiques were members of the short-lived World Hockey Association. The Rocket was their first coach in the inaugural season of 1972-73. The sample of potential outcome was minimal but mixed, as he coached just two games (a win and a loss) before stepping down due to a lack of interest. Easy come, easy go.