“Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing. The result." Vince Lombardi
Words of wisdom from one of the legendary figures in all of professional sports.
Words of wisdom from a man who put more passion, persistence and preparation into his line of work than any of his peers.
Words of wisdom that also apply to every coach in the National Hockey League.
The pressure is always on for the men who steer these ships. And for good reason. They are expected to produce results. But there are times when they don't exactly love their personnel. Former Vancouver Canucks coach Harry Neale once said:
”I know my players don't like my practices, but that's OK because I don't like their games.”
With Neale's thoughts in mind, all 30 NHL clubs have their issues heading into the upcoming season. Some squads, however, will be tougher to coach than others. And the men who lead these teams have everyone from the owners to the fans watching their every move.
So who are the five bench bosses that will have the toughest job of living up to coach Lombardi's classic quote?
Read on to find out.