Predicting Whether Each New NHL Coach Will Be a Success or Failure in 2014-15

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Predicting Whether Each New NHL Coach Will Be a Success or Failure in 2014-15
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When the 2014-15 NHL season gets underway, 20 percent of the league's 30 teams will be introducing new bench bosses.

Before accepting their new jobs, two candidates were most recently head coaches of other teams, two left their assistant positions with other teams, one's coming from the American Hockey League and one worked most recently at junior. 

Securing an NHL head coaching job is reaching the pinnacle of the profession, but the six teams that made changes this summer all did so because they weren't satisfied with their team's performance in 2013-14.

Sometimes, a team's problems run much deeper than the man behind the bench. 

Here's a look at each new coach's chance of success or failure with his new team in the 2014-15 season.

 

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