Being an NHL head coach is a tough job. Dealing with a large group of players and pleasing a fanbase that has little patience have proven to be difficult. Few coaches are able to do it consistently.
Some general managers have more patience than others, and that means some coaches are kept longer than they should be, while others may be fired too soon.
There are plenty of head coaches in the NHL that don't have much experience, therefore they have lots of time to turn their teams around.
However, some coaches have had the luxury of coaching talent-loaded squads for a long time—and have not taken advantage of it.
Here are the five head coaches that could very well be shown the door at the conclusion of the 2013 NHL season.