A hockey team is a unit with one goal in mind, to win the game. They are made up of players who perform their duties. The head coach is responsible for how they do that. At times, this position affects the success of the team more than the players themselves. So users should pay attention to this criterion while using TonyBet live betting. More than once, there have been cases where the arrival of a new coach was accompanied by the resurrection of the team. More than once we have seen a team without stars win titles. Here are 3 greatest hockey coaches of recent times.
Ron Wilson made his NHL debut with the newly formed Anaheim Ducks, a club that was just getting into the league. Not surprisingly, the Anaheim Ducks did not make the playoffs the first few seasons. These results did not suit the club's management and Ron was fired. True, he did not stay out of work for very long. At the time, the Washington Capitals hockey team needed a coach. Naturally, without thinking long, Wilson accepted the offer and headed the club. In his first season he led the Washington Capitals to the playoffs.
His greatest success came with the San Jose Sharks. It was Wilson who, according to many hockey experts, made them a solid playoff-level team. The team under his leadership, although they made it to the Stanley Cup from year to year, did not achieve much there. Eventually Ron left his position and joined Pittsburgh.
Barry Trotz was rather unexpectedly ranked as a top coach. And it all started with the Nashville Predators. The team couldn't find their game for several years, but Barry's strong hand was able to find the vein that yielded results. As a result, the modern-day Nashville Predators are playoff regulars.
Barry holds the record for the most time spent with one club. He's been working for 15 years with the Nashville Predators. Yes, playoff results forced management to part ways with the coach, who moved to the Washington Capitals. In a short time, he built a team that won the Stanley Cup outright. After such a triumph, Trotz moves on to work for the New York Islanders.
Mike Keenan can be described as an unsuccessful Stanley Cup conqueror. In his first season with the Philadelphia Flyers, he makes it to the Finals and loses there. Two years go by and he loses in the Finals again. Something is missing just a little bit, but the club management is not happy with that, and they get rid of the coach. Another big reason he was fired was that he couldn't find common ground with the hockey players or the press. Next came the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom they reached the finals again in 1992, but again lost.
And then came 1994, when the New York Rangers took the Stanley Cup under his leadership after all. But a stern temper and constant conflicts forced the president of the New York Rangers to part ways with the winner. Keenan worked with five more clubs after that, but he failed to achieve great results. Now he works with KHL clubs.