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11-09-2012, 05:28 PM
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Central and Atlantic, with Central winning out currently.

There's nothing "easily" about it though, seeing that said is almost as bad as everyone who goes around spouting AINEC every single time there's a debate on anything. Ugh.

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11-13-2012, 07:44 PM
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East/Atlantic
New Jersey Devils - Peter DeBoer
New York Islanders - Jack Capuano
New York Rangers - John Tortorella
Philadelphia Flyers - Peter Laviolette
Pittsburgh Penguins - Dan Bylsma

East/Northeast
Boston Bruins - Claude Julien
Buffalo Sabres - Lindy Ruff
Montreal Canadiens - Michel Therrien
Ottawa Senators - Paul MacLean
Toronto Maple Leafs - Randy Carlyle

East/Southeast
Carolina Hurricanes - Kirk Muller
Florida Panthers Kevin - Dineen
Tampa Bay Lightning - Guy Boucher
Washington Capitals - Adam Oates
Winnipeg Jets - Claude Noel

West/Central
Chicago Blackhawks - Joel Quenneville
Columbus Blue Jackets - Todd Richards
Detroit Red Wings - Mike Babcock
Nashville Predators - Barry Trotz
St. Louis Blues - Ken Hitchcock

West/Northwest
Calgary Flames - Bob Hartley
Colorado Avalanche - Joe Sacco
Edmonton Oilers - Ralph Krueger
Minnesota Wild - Mike Yeo
Vancouver Canucks - Alain Vigneault

West/Pacific
Anaheim Ducks - Bruce Boudreau
Dallas Stars - Glen Gulutzan
Los Angeles Kings - Darryl Sutter
Phoenix Coyotes - Dave Tippett
San Jose Sharks - Todd McLellan

Coaches in italics are those who have won a Jack Adams Award since the lockout (although I'm not convinced that's a very good indicator of coaching ability).

Comparing the Atlantic with the Central:
Dan Bylsma ? Mike Babcock
John Tortorella ? Ken Hitchcock
Peter Laviolette ? Barry Trotz
Peter DeBoer ? Joel Quenneville
Jack Capuano ? Todd Richards

I'll let you guys do the grading/comparing with "=", ">", and "<" signs.

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11-13-2012, 08:23 PM
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central by a good amount

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11-14-2012, 12:35 PM
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Central or Atlantic. In my opinion:

Bylsma = Laviolette = Babcock = Tortorella = Trotz

Quenneville = DeBoer
Richards = Capuano

Pretty darn even.

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11-14-2012, 01:33 PM
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Central, and it's not very close.

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Don't tell me the Devils looked like a powerhouse. they lacked so much forwards' depth
They lacked so much forward depth that they were the only team in the NHL to have 3 players in the top 25 in scoring

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11-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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Central then Atlantic. I think Capuano is up there with the worst head coaches in the NHL.

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11-14-2012, 06:11 PM
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They lacked so much forward depth that they were the only team in the NHL to have 3 players in the top 25 in scoring
I don't understand, what do you mean with this ?

Those 3 players were top liners, this is scoring depth and that's true their top 6 was immensely productive but I was talking about pure depth, bottom 6, especially their 4th line.

Mills, Boulton, Janssen and Sestito combined for a total of 144 games last season but averaged only 6:30 minutes per game. On the other hand Kovalchuk was the league leading forward with 24:30 minutes per game, Parise was 7th with 21:30 and Elias at 35 registered a career high 19:57.

If this isn't screaming lack of depth...

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11-14-2012, 06:14 PM
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Central, then Atlantic.

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11-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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I don't understand, what do you mean with this ?

Those 3 players were top liners, this is scoring depth and that's true their top 6 was immensely productive but I was talking about pure depth, bottom 6, especially their 4th line.

Mills, Boulton, Janssen and Sestito combined for a total of 144 games last season but averaged only 6:30 minutes per game. On the other hand Kovalchuk was the league leading forward with 24:30 minutes per game, Parise was 7th with 21:30 and Elias at 35 registered a career high 19:57.

If this isn't screaming lack of depth...
Mills didn't see a game past early February, Sestito past early January, Janssen saw 4-6 games a month from February on and Boulton saw somewhat consistent time but their time was only seen because of injuries or prior to seeing where the team was at and what moves needed to be made as the season progressed

Once Henrique emerged, added Ponikarovsky and Carter via trade/waivers and Zajac/Bernier/Josefson became healthy, the forward depth became relevant and from February on it was present and we marched to the finals with it

From February on our bottom 6 consisted of Ponikarovsky, Bernier, Josefon, Clarkson, and Carter who substituted in for all of those bottm 6 guys you mentioned that saw time in the early stages of the year - the 6th guy during the later part of the season was usually Janssen or Boulton and that was until Gionta got called up which rounded out the bottom 6 even more

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11-15-2012, 12:32 AM
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The big 3 of the Central and the big 3 of the Atlantic are both close IMO.

I give it to the Central because of my respect for Babcock and Trotz.

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Ill say central. Babcock wins it IMO

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11-15-2012, 01:12 AM
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Regular season's Central division amount of points : 481 pts
Regular season's Atlantic division amount of points : 501 pts


End of story
Should the Jack Adams award go to the coach of whatever team wins the Presidents Trophy?

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