Qunneville has done nothing. Anyone could succeed with their talent level right now. Let's see him coach our team to the playoffs.
Babcock shouldn't be in the discussion either. We might miss the playoffs and he's made some odd lineup choices throughout the year.
The other two are also good candidates, but I like MacLean the best. He pulled the team together after losing their Norris trophy winner for the season.
Quenneville coached that team to what 24 consecutive games with a point? Never losing in regulation? As talented as they are, it still takes a lot of coaching to ensure they don't get complacent. I will add in that he has some great characters in the locker room, he still has some great feats this season.
McLean... wow. He deserves something. For what he has done with the injury group... just words cannot even.. i don't know. Shows a lot about the coaching staff and the drive of their team.
Babcock could get nominations, but I'd keep him out of it. For what he's done with the group of players he has had, with the injuries. It's great to see this team still in playoff contention (even though at times they aren't deserving of it).
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