With the Stanley Cup playoffs nearly over many teams are focusing on what’s next. For some, that involves hiring a new coach to lead their team into the future.
This past season, a lot of NHL teams let their coaches go. It began with Kevin Dineen, followed closely by Peter Horachek in South Florida. Moving into the offseason, Ron Wilson, Kirk Muller, Barry Trotz, Adam Oates, John Tortorella and most recently Dan Bylsma found themselves jobless. And while one, Trotz, has already been snatched up there’s still plenty of remaining vacancies.
Who belongs where? That’s something I’m going to attempt to figure out.