NHL teams continue to tweak their rosters and sign free agents as the summer rolls along. There are fewer deals each week, and teams are now worried about the salary cap and making room for rookies in the fall.
For NHL coaches, it's a time to assess the roster and think about lines and pairings. For NHL general managers, it's a time to assess expectations and to have a clear understanding of how well the team should perform in 2014-15.
The manager's assessment and the coach's opinion will be out of sync in many cities. There are coaching staffs who will leave the starting gate under tremendous pressure, and many won't last the season.
Here are the coaches who are under the most pressure heading into 2014-15.