Worst Coaches/GMs in NHL history?
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03-10-2013, 03:29 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Off the top of my head, Waddell for GM and Phil Watson for coach.
There have probably been worse, but with some sort of minimum longevity standard, these have to be the guys.
Ya, Fiery Phil as he was called as a player & Coach. Some amusing stories about him & his temper out there. Got suspended for either slugging or mauling an official while playing. English wasnt great when he started, the NHL in the 30's full of older players (over 30), one of the insults regularly hurled around being "hasbeen". Phil calling guys "why you, you been has" n' whatnot. Rode Worsley hard, about his drinking, smoking & eating habits but Gumper performed so that shut him up. Watson was a headcase, developing ulcers. Coached in Boston, got cremated, WHA thereafter, same dealeo if Im not mistaken. Player outrage at being treated like children, insulted & excoriated. The usual.... blessedly dying in his sleep back in the 70's I believe. Rictus grin on his face no doubt. Real charmer that one.
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