Some NHL coaches have it good. Guys like Lindy Ruff in Buffalo and Terry Murray in LA watched their respective owners open their pocketbooks this summer and throw some major money around. Other coaches, like Barry Trotz and Dave Tippett, regularly get much more out of their rosters than anyone could expect when looking at it on paper.
Other NHL coaches have a huge payroll and very little to show for it. Some, like Todd McLellan and Alain Vigneault, have been within sniffing distance of the promised land, but never been there. Others, like Bruce Boudreau and Pete Laviolette, have enormous expectations this year.
Looking around the NHL, some coaches have great job security, and others do not.
Let's look at who has the best chance of being on the bench next year, and who might be looking for a new gig soon.