The 6 Biggest Coaching Meltdowns in NHL History

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The 6 Biggest Coaching Meltdowns in NHL History
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Hockey is a game of emotion. 

Each night, 40 warriors take to the ice to battle, check, fight and scrum in order to earn two points and move a step closer to the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Standing behind the bench is a man responsible for controlling these passionate athletes: the head coach. He must keep his fighters in check, his captain and alternates from getting out of line and his players' heads in the game. 

He is the last line of defense against total insanity. 

Unless, of course, his name is on this list.

Over the years, there have been a few coaches who simply lose it. Something about the game or the surroundings make them have huge lapses in judgment and become more irate than the men on the ice. 

These are the six biggest meltdowns we've ever seen from NHL coaches.

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