NHL: Making the Case for John Tortorella to Win the Jack Adams Trophy

May 1st, 2012 by James Wrabel, Jr. Leave a reply »
While the 2012 NHL playoffs are in full force, let's take a step back and examine the performance of New York Rangers' coach John Tortorella this season and whether it's worthy of national recognition.

The 2012 NHL Awards show will be June 20 in Las Vegas and Tortorella, along with St. Louis' Ken Hitchcock and Ottawa's Paul MacLean, are up for the Jack Adams Trophy, which awarded to the coach who contributed most to his team's success during the season.

Ranger fans witnessed first hand just how good a coach Paul MacLean is, as his Ottawa Senators took it to the Blueshirts in a tough, physical series that needed a Game 7 conclusion.

The Blues—after starting the season 6-7 and looking lost—fired their head coach and hired Ken Hitchcock, who transformed St. Louis into a Western Conference powerhouse, finishing 43-15-11 and are currently in the semifinals against the L.A. Kings.

All three gentleman are deserving of the award. But who will ultimately go home with the Jack Adams trophy?

Here's my case for John Tortorella.

Begin Slideshow


Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.