He was never hired mid-season to clean up a mess and get a fringe team solidly into the playoffs.
Yah, that seems to be the criteria for winning it ... or some coach for the first time who gets lucky. Roy, MacLean ... I mean seriously, MacLean gets one before Babcock? The body of work through the years is not a factor they take into consideration.
Let's see how the most recent winners are doing:
Roy - 2nd year coaching, team in 10th place
MacLean - fired, unemployed
Hitch - pretty steady
Bylsma - let go, unemployed
Tippet - probably going to be looking for a new job soon
Julien, Boudreau, Vigneault - doing well.
Lindy Ruff in Dallas - strugglig a bit there
At this rate, they might hand it to Capuano in NYI this year.
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