The 10 Grumpiest Coaches in NHL History

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The 10 Grumpiest Coaches in NHL History
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Coaches are paid to win, not to make friends. But over the years, some NHL coaches have earned a reputation as particularly tough to get along with. Here is a look at the top 10 grumpiest coaches in NHL history.

Keep in mind that grumpy doesn't mean that these men were not excellent coaches or good people. Coaching a professional hockey team is not an easy job and can be very stressful. As a coach, a lot of things are out of your control. Still, these coaches tended to be grumpy and tough on their players and, in a few instances, even the press or the fans.

To make this list, you had to have coached in the NHL, so minor league coaches (like the legendary Eddie Shore, who would have won this hands down) and coaches in the WHA or in Europe are just not eligible. The coaches on this list were often yellers or just seriously lacked a sunny disposition.

Feel free to comment and mention any coaches you feel belong on this list. Indicate why you feel your candidate belongs and where you feel they belong on this list.

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