Top 10 NHL Coaching Changes of 2011-12

March 17th, 2012 by Ian Barry Leave a reply »
The NHL has been a dangerous place to be a head coach this season. Since the Stanley Cup was awarded, there have been fourteen coaches who have lost their jobs.

Head coaches in sports often take much more blame than they deserve, and get much less credit than they should. The NHL is no different with its coaches, and often when a team is struggling the coach is the first to go.

Hockey is a game that requires a team effort, and if the coach is just one part of the team, why is he blamed for a team’s failures?

The coach has to have the plan and the vision, which will create an opportunity for the team to succeed. While a coaching change can only do so much, if the right change is made, it can completely change a team’s season.

While some teams are gearing up for a playoff run, other teams will soon be facing the offseason, and another round of changes will begin. Before the next wave of changes hit, let’s look back at the best coaching changes of the 2011-12.

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