The 10 Longest-Tenured NHL Coaches and the Biggest Strength of Each

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The 10 Longest-Tenured NHL Coaches and the Biggest Strength of Each
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Lindy Ruff has been on the bench in Buffalo since 1997.

Life as an NHL coach these days is pretty boring.  That's a change for what's usually the most unpredictable profession in all of sports.  So how do you keep your job in a league that has so much turnover?

If we had started the regular season on time this year, there would already have been a couple coaching changes. 

As we go through the list of the 10 longest-tenured coaches in the NHL, realize that only half of these guys have had their current positions for five years.  Compare that to 11 coaches in the NFL who've had their jobs for that long.

We'll examine each coach's biggest strength as well, something that's allowed these men to prosper while so many others have failed.

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