Rank the coaches
Yeah, some don't have enough time in yet...others have sucky GMs...blah, blah...rank them as you see fit.
Team Coach Tenured since
Anaheim Ducks Bruce Boudreau 2011
Boston Bruins Claude Julien 2007
Buffalo Sabres Lindy Ruff 1997
Calgary Flames Brent Sutter 2009
Carolina Hurricanes Kirk Muller 2011
Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville 2008
Colorado Avalanche Joe Sacco 2009
Columbus Blue Jackets Scott Arniel 2010
Dallas Stars Glen Gulutzan 2011
Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock 2005
Edmonton Oilers Tom Renney 2010
Florida Panthers Kevin Dineen 2011
Los Angeles Kings Terry Murray 2008
Minnesota Wild Mike Yeo 2011
Montreal Canadiens Jacques Martin 2009
Nashville Predators Barry Trotz 1998
New Jersey Devils Peter DeBoer 2011
New York Islanders Jack Capuano 2010
New York Rangers John Tortorella 2009
Ottawa Senators Paul MacLean 2011
Philadelphia Flyers Peter Laviolette 2009
Phoenix Coyotes Dave Tippett 2009
Pittsburgh Penguins Dan Bylsma 2009
San Jose Sharks Todd McLellan 2008
St. Louis Blues Ken Hitchcock 2011
Tampa Bay Lightning Guy Boucher 2010
Toronto Maple Leafs Ron Wilson 2008
Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault 2006
Washington Capitals Dale Hunter 2011
Winnipeg Jets Claude Noel 2011
I'll only rank the 2 who consistently do the best with the lest talent.
Honorable mention for this season:
I'm not remotely close to being qualified enough, informed enough, or plugged-in enough to rank each of these coaches, and, by the dearth of responses, it looks like I'm not the only one.
I gotta give credit Mike Yeo and Glen Gulutzan, although I don't know how much their coaching has to do with their team's success this season. I would be very interested to see what people with a deeper understanding of coaching and knowledge of current coaches have to say. For example, Claude Julien doesn't catch nearly as much praise as Bylsma, is Bylsma really a much better coach?
Yeah, after it's been here for a little bit I'll move it to the main board. I think it's funny to hear people whine about Terry Murray and then say that Julien is equal to Bylsma...when I don't think there's a single Bruin fan who would say that.
All the NHL coaches...
who says that? their systems (and philosophies) are entirely different
Originally Posted by jt
How can you possibly interpret my post to say their systems are comparable? What words did I type that could mean that?
Isn't the average life span of an NHL coach somewhere in the 3 to 4 season range?
I wasn't implying that YOU were comparing them.
Originally Posted by jt
Well, lets see here now. In the rodeo circuit Rank is referred to a real onery,mean, hard to ride bull. I just don't see any Coaches who fit that title unless, it could be Torts and I love that guys coaching style.