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Top Prospect Game coaches working their own way

Monday, 01.17.2011 / 11:12 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / Road to St. Paul 2011 Entry Draft Blog

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Top Prospect Game coaches working their own way
The Top Prospects Game is a pretty intense affair, but the coaches don't go overboard.

For the first on-ice sessions, Team Cherry coach Don Cherry didn't make it out to the MasterCard Centre tonight, leaving the on-ice work to his assistant coach, junior coaching legend Brian Kilrea.

When asked how much coaching Cherry really does, as compared to a Hockey Hall of Famer like Kilrea, Kilrea was quick to tell NHL.com with a broad smile, "This is Don's team, we're just his helpers."

On the other side, Team Orr coach Doug Gilmour was on hand, but one of his assistants, Wendel Clark, was missing.

Gilmour said he saw Clark last weekend when their sons were playing in a tournament in Kingston.

"I said are you coming out Monday," Gilmour told NHL.com. "He said no, I'll see you Wednesday."