Crazy thought - Second Jack Adams for Keenan; first for Flames?
I know it's crazy, but given the depth of Calgary's scoring this year and the performance of players new to the organization (compared to their performance with other teams last year - e.g., Glencross, Bourque), is there any chance of Keenan being an also-ran nominee for the Jack Adams?
We're still early in the year, yes, but the team is on pace to beat last year's point total by 14. Our PK has gone from the bottom third in the league to top 5, and we've also improved significantly in goals-for-per-game (we'd have to, because our goals against hasn't been terrific). Standout performances by teams like Boston and Chicago so far make me think their coaches are early favorites, but any chance Keenan slips into that group if the season continues this way?
Way to early to say as there is still a lot of hockey to be played. Right now though I'd say there is probably atleast 4 guys that would be ahead of him in voting. He definetly has the team playing great hockey right now though so if the team can keep it up he may get some consideration.
True but the simple fact that the Flames have a coach who could be a possible even long shot nominee half way abouts through the schedule is a positive thing as well.
I credit Keenan for whatever he did or said after the loss to the Sharks that has taken on epic status. Sure guys like Regehr and Iggy must have played a role and the whole team suddenly bought in but I think Keenan had to have been the catalyst imo. If you compare the seasons before and after that game it should at least give Keenan long shot potential at this point but it is still a long shot.
I think Keenan has done a great job so far this season. However, its still very early. They have to start beating some elite teams and keep their consistancy to mention his name as far as a nomination goes.
However, if this type of play continues, I would definetly think he would deserve consideration.