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03-17-2014, 07:09 PM
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How much do NHL coaches make?

What the title says ^. 6 digs, 7 digs?

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Most teams don't actually release that information, but everything I've seen on the subject online has suggested upper six digits to low seven digits.

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Anywhere from $700.000 to $2M+ per year, though the average would be around $850,000-$1M usually on a 3yr term.

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Strange. You'd think a coach is equally important, if not more, than any star player on any given team. There should be 8-10 million dollar coaches if if these guys are the bread and butter to winning.

Maybe there should be a coach's union?

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Strange. You'd think a coach is equally important, if not more, than any star player on any given team. There should be 8-10 million dollar coaches if if these guys are the bread and butter to winning.

Maybe there should be a coach's union?
Wayne Gretzky made $8 million with the Coyotes for a "personal services contract".

I know Tippett makes roughly $2 million per season as reported by a local Phoenix beat writer several months ago.

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Gotta wonder who makes the most. Gotta think it's a big market guy.

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Gotta wonder who makes the most. Gotta think it's a big market guy.
I dont think so, its probably who the coach is. Their agents will negotiate on experience and status... Tortorella, Julien, Babcock, Byslma. I would guess that when a coach like Bob Hartley began coaching the Atlanta Thrashers that he was the most paid coach in the league.

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Reports said Torterella is making around $2MM a year.

Noel was making $750K in Winnipeg from what I heard.

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I believe while base coach contract is not nearly as lucrative as those of most superstar players, coaches have access to bonuses some some marks thru a season, the biggest bonus being obviously the cup win.

And I would not be surprises that thoses bonuses make a base $1M contract jump to $4M or $5M if end goal is atteined.

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Tortorella signed a 4 year 8 million dollar contract with the Canucks and was also reported to have a VERY compensated and extensive bonus structure based on their performance.

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Any idea why NHL coaches make peanuts compare to NBA,NFL,NCAA( football and basketball)

Could it be because they have almost no impact on the game

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I'd say Babcock is the highest paid 1 and that the avg. salary is between 800,000 and 2 million a year.

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Vigneault got a raise from his $1.8M salary with Vancouver by the Rangers.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...212830438.html

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Any idea why NHL coaches make peanuts compare to NBA,NFL,NCAA( football and basketball)

Could it be because they have almost no impact on the game
That could be it. The fact that when a team struggles, coaches get replaced much faster than the under performing players, could be another one.

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Any idea why NHL coaches make peanuts compare to NBA,NFL,NCAA( football and basketball)

Could it be because they have almost no impact on the game
The late MLB manager Earl Weaver was once asked why he got ejected from so many games. The answer was three-fold, but one of those had to do with, "The players can win without me, I can't win without them." A lot of his ejections were because an Oriole would start to argue something with an umpire, and Weaver would run out there and basically fall on the grenade. The player stays in the game, the manager does not.

There's a legendary tirade easily found on Youtube that demonstrates this very thing. A balk was called by the first base umpire, and Eddie Murray (Orioles first baseman) started to argue it. Weaver came charging over, flipped out, got himself ejected, and Murray stayed in the game. It was three hitters into the game, but the Orioles won 9-3 with Murray scoring a run and getting an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

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College coaches probably make more...

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Gotta wonder who makes the most. Gotta think it's a big market guy.

Wilson while with Toronto was in the $2.5-3 MM range. Not sure what Carlyle is getting now. Babcock and Quenneville are both in that range as well.

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College hockey? I highly doubt it.

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