They say coaches are hired to be fired, but few people doubt the importance of coaching in the National Hockey League.
Just look at the St. Louis Blues last season. The club looked very average until they hired Ken Hitchcock in mid-November, and then they went on to finish second in the Western Conference and third overall in the league.
Here is a look at the 30 NHL coaches, ranking them from 30 up till one. Feel free to comment if you agree or if you disagree, but please say why you feel a particular coach should be higher or lower.