I don’t know who the hell Jack Adams was, but I know he would be proud to be associated with a brilliant coaching mind like mine. And no offense to the other finalists, but we all know this award belongs to me. At least I’ve heard of Carbonneau; who the blazes is this Bryce Boudoir? So, thanks in advance, NHL writers, for recognizing my genius. I don’t want to give away too many secrets, but here’s a few tips for my fellow, less gifted members of the NHL coaching fraternity. Feel free to take notes.
1) If you have the best defenseman in hockey on your team, play him a lot. Say, 26:43 or so a night. Special note: play him on both the penalty kill and power play, whenever possible.
2) It is an extremely smart move to have two forwards who are capable of scoring 90+ points. And who are also two of the top defensive players in the league. They should also play a lot.
4) Profit! I mean, Win Jack Adams award!