4 Coaches That Could Follow Lindy Ruff to the Unemployment Line This Season

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4 Coaches That Could Follow Lindy Ruff to the Unemployment Line This Season
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Lindy Ruff was the first NHL head coach to be fired this season when the Buffalo Sabres decided to go in a new direction on Wednesday, and there's a chance we could see more coaching changes in the coming weeks.

There are several quality coaches available on the market, including Ruff, who could step in to a new team and lead them to the playoffs. Last season, Darryl Sutter took over the Kings in December and led the team to its first ever Stanley Cup championship.

These days, teams are not very patient with coaches. Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien is the longest-tenured head coach in the Eastern Conference, and he's only in his sixth season with the B's.

Even though we probably won't see eight head coach firings like last season, it's unlikely that Ruff will be the only guy to lose his job in 2013. Let's look at four coaches who could be fired soon if their teams continue to struggle.

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