It is not a good time to be a coach in the NHL. Six coaches have been fired from their posts this season and it's only December. Davis Payne was the first. He was followed in quick succession by Bruce Boudreau in Washington, Paul Maurice in Carolina and Randy Carlyle in Anaheim. Terry Murray in Los Angeles and Paul Martin in Montreal were let go slightly over two weeks ago within five days of each other.
Even with six coaches biting the dust already, there are at least seven more that could be on the chopping block sooner or later. Plenty of teams are struggling, and their coaches have some reason to be worried.
Who are they? Let's find out.