"My ability to communicate is key," Johnson said, according to The Canadian Press. "I'm a real teacher of the game and a guy that pays attention to details and how to articulate them to the players. I think that's so critical in how you do it. I've always said that good coaches are teachers first and foremost."
"Adding two defensemen, both that have had tremendous careers as players and coaches, it would only make common sense that we push them in that direction," McLellan said in a conference call with reporters. "We're all aware that our penalty kill has to get better -- and I'm taking full responsibility -- and we're anxious to get some new ideas and new thoughts."