anybody who actually picked that hardly deserves to be called an expert. The turnaround was quite obvious to predict. Maybe not all the way to first place, but it was clear the team would be in the 6-10 range at worst.
the way i see it pretty much any argument you have for therrien, the same applies to boudreau, but more. I dont see a scenario where therrien gets more votes than boudreau. They probably split the "biggest improvement" crowd of voters though.
Because of that, i see the "coaches the best team" (quenneville) or the "playoffs despite adversity" (maclean) voters winning this. Not sure which one though.
queen then bourd. it's great what bourdrea's done with the ducks, but regardless of what was 'expected' of the hawks, they did something we won't see for a longgg time. the rangers were projected to be top 5(probably higher than that) in the league and they didn't do jack in the 1st half.
Shouldn't that argument mean Randy Carlyle should have won the Jack Adams in 2006-2007?