who do you guys think as of right now will win the jack adams? i think paul has a very solid change with the injuries and still finding ways to give our team the advantage. having said that, who else is in the conversation aside from joel quennville?
Therien has a 15th place team from last year in 1st place...
I had this discussion with someone the other night.
Currently as it stands, yeah, Therien took a last place team to first place. But its not just Therien's doing. First off, the Habs are healthy -- that makes a big change. Markov makes a big difference (as proven by statistics of Habs win ratio with Markov IN the lineup).
Therien deserves credit FOR SURE. But its a huge help when you have a healthy team.
In my opinion, MacLean wins because he has a team riddled with injuries still playing like a team that deserves to be just 2 points from the top. And what other team could say that! But I may just be biased.
I think MacLean would win it if the season were to end today. That said, tremendous job by Boudreau and especially Therrien who I thought was the wrong person form the job initially and he's proving me wrong.
But what Mac is doing now is just on another level, considering the talent he has to work with.