It shouldn't come as a surprise that the list of coaches that delivered their respective teams to the second round of the 2013 NHL playoffs is impressive. There are enough rings between these eight guys to make The Mandarin jealous, and each one brings serious mental fortitude and agility to the rink every day.
With more than 350 playoff game victories between them, as well as six Stanley Cup championships and four Jack Adams trophies, the body of work present in the second round is staggering.
The line between the seventh and eighth guy on this list and the first and second is razor thin—it just comes down to the weight of experience. Coaches that have been in every situation imaginable will maintain an upper hand here.
Regular season stats were taken into consideration only so far as to identify how many games a coach has been behind the bench. All the Presidents' Trophies in the world don't mean squat if there aren't any Stanley Cups next to them on the mantle.