NHL Awards 2013: Top Contenders for the Jack Adams Award During Shortened Season

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NHL Awards 2013: Top Contenders for the Jack Adams Award During Shortened Season
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Coach Joel Quenneville has the Blackhawks off to a flying start.

There's a bias to the Jack Adams Award in the NHL and nearly every coaching award handed out in professional sports.

Instead of going to the best coach in a particular sport, the award tends to go to the coach who does the most with the limited talent on hand.

None of the last seven head coaches whose teams won the Stanley Cup have been named the best coach in the NHL.

The last coach who got that "double" was John Tortorella, when he led the underdog Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup.

The 2013 season is unique. A 48-game season will make it both easier and tougher for coaches who are in a race to make the playoffs.

Talent will rise to the top over an 82-game season, but it may not have a chance over just 48 games.

The 2013 Jack Adams Award just may go to the coach who gets his team to play its best hockey earliest in the season.

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