So it was a little bit of a change that way, coming to the rink and he wasn't there," said Dale's son Dylan, who's in his second season as an assistant coach. "It was a change that way, but it was pretty seamless. ... They have the same hockey mind. Exact same hockey mind. They like the same things, dislike the same things, so it was a pretty easy transition."
"The farm's there. My dad and my other brothers all go to the games," he said. "My sisters go to the games. My other sons live two or three doors down and go to the university there. My daughter's there. Pretty much everybody is there."