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Paul MacLean won the Jack Adams


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#21 b.shanafan14

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

Good for MacLean, and well-deserved, but it really does point out the problem with the Jack Adams: Babcock is generally regarded as one of, if not THE very best coach in the league (as result of a NHL.com article/poll a few months back), and yet has never won the best coach award. Seems a bit silly to me. The reason has always been the stacked teams, and yet Quenneville gets plenty of consideration despite having the same this season. This season was far and away Babcock's biggest challenge and he really squeezed everything out of the team, still little consideration.

 

At this point, even with his "students" (so-to-speak) winning Jack Adams, and some of his best coaching seasons already in the books, its fair to wonder if Babcock will ever get his Adams. There are several NHL awards that have the same problem, over-qualifying some things like MVP or best defenseman instead of just picking the best of the best. This is not to diminish a well-deserved win by the Walrus, but it does make me wonder.







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