2010 NHL Playoffs Bracket: Ranking The Remaining Coaches

April 29th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

1. Mike Babcock, Detroit Red Wings  

Babcock has only missed the playoffs twice since his coaching career started in 1991 (once in the WHL and once with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim). He has been named a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy, has been to the NHL’s final four at four different times, has made the Stanley Cup final three times and has won a Stanley Cup. He also has an Olympic Gold Medal on his resume after Team Canada’s showing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He has an NHL record of 326-153-87, which translates to a .680 winning percentage; an impressive feat, especially on a Red Wings squad that is slowly aging.


2. Peter Laviolette, Philadelphia Flyers

Having won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes, Laviolette knows what it takes to get it done. Although he has only made the playoffs four times in his eight-year NHL coaching career, he is the winningest American coach in NHL history with 272 regular season wins. He coached the 2006 US Olympic team, in addition to winning a Calder Cup with ...

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