His team upset the well-coached Minnesota Wild, the one-time Cup winners Dallas and the reigning champions, Detroit. He set an NHL record for the fastest goal scored in overtime — nine seconds. The Early Years The first few years of the Blades existence were rough. Skrudland exploded with the Blades in the season on what many argue was one of the best squads the team ever iced. Coaching was something that was always there.
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The late 90s saw the team struggle on the ice but also saw ownership dedicate itself to rebuilding. Immediately he brought his philosophy to the team. Molleken eas a headcoach temporarily while Trent Yawney admits he does think about it. McLellan turned to coaching earlier in his hockey career — he played only five NHL games. Skrudland exploded with the Blades in the season on what many argue was one of the best squads the team ever iced. Molleken would guide the team to three consecutive seasons of 40 or more wins. After more than a decade serving as assistant, Lewis was also a first-year head coach last season.