Erik and JD are joined by Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now to chat with San Jose Barracuda assistant coach Jimmy Bonneau. We discuss what the start of the Barracuda season has been like, San Jose Sharks prospects Ozzy Wiesblatt, Tristen Robins & Brandon Coe playing against men (8:30), and what went wrong with Ivan Chekhovich last year (16:00). We also dig into the importance of developing first-round talent and what that process looks like (19:00), along with development versus winning games at the AHL level (23:00). Finally, we wrap up with how Bonneau mixes analytics and the eye test in coaching (28:00), plus some fun stories about fighting tough guys and a hilarious Ryane Clowe story (35:00).
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