NHL: Power Ranking the League's General Managers

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NHL: Power Ranking the League's General Managers
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The men who are coaching and playing in the NHL definitely do not have it easy.

They make big money to entertain millions of people and lead their team as far into the playoffs as possible. If things are going great, everyone is happy.

But when things are not so great, fans get upset, and that is when it is time to make adjustments.

Enter the general manager.

General managers, or GM's, are at the top of the food chain for every NHL team. They are the ones who hire and fire coaches, sign key players to contracts and try to shake things up at the trade deadline. The success or failure of a team ultimately rests on their shoulders.

Whether the current NHL general managers have been with their team for six months or six years, it is never too early to start tracking their success.

I based these rankings on several factors, including:

Team success (Stanley Cups, division titles and conference titles)

Drafted players who are on current NHL rosters and their success

Trades

Free agent signings

Re-signing key players

Coaching hiring and firing

So without further ado, here are the power rankings for all 30 NHL general managers.

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