Uniondale, NY -- It was over a year ago that Doug Weight last suited and hit the ice in a New York Islanders uniform. These days, Weight still suits up; just now he’s in a suit and tie heads behind the bench.
It has been an adjustment for the 22-year NHL pro, but he’s found a new respect for what the coaches do.
“I have a newfound respect for coaches,” Weight said following the Met-RX Skate with the Greats. “So much goes [into] learning that part of the game as far as the education of coaching and having 24 guys come through your room. Some are hot; some are cold, and adjustments in games. It’s been a lot of fun… and the amount of work they do is incredible.”
While the former Islanders captain may be behind the bench now, he still exudes the passion he had on the ice as a player. Weight has become well known for speaking his mind to the officials, with the most well documented one coming during a game against the Maple Leafs.
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