Weekly Power Rankings: Ranking the NHL's new head coach hirings
There were 10 new NHL head coaches hired this offseason. Let's rank them!
The NHL’s coaching carousel was clicking on all cylinders this offseason with 10 different teams bringing on a new head coach.
Some teams, including the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings, went for an unknown and hired people with no previous NHL head coaching experience.
Several others did the typical NHL thing and dove head first into the league’s recycling bin and brought back some of the same names that we always see in these positions.
In our first Power Rankings here we take a look at the best hirings of the offseason.
1. Bruce Cassidy, Vegas Golden Knights
The Bruins’ decision to fire Cassidy was a bit of a stunner, not only because it came more than a month after their season ended, but because it came after a 51-win, 107-point season where they took a heavily favored Carolina team to a Game 7 in the first-round of the playoffs.
It took him only a week to land a new job in Vegas.
Normally I am not a huge fan of the NHL’s recycling bin for head coaches, but Cassidy seems like a perfect fit for Vegas after a bitterly disappointing season.
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