The job of NHL bench boss does not come with much security. Sure, you get a guaranteed contract for a few year, but that contract while nice in theory doesn't really provide the coach with any job security. I'm sure it's a nice feeling knowing that you will have steady income for three years, even if two of those years are spent on your coach watching the team you formerly coached on your Center Ice package.
Some years the coaching carousel turns so quickly that it seems as if there may have been 50 coaches used in one season. With the turnover being so frequent, one would think that it would be a snap to come up with the top 50 coaches in NHL history, it's not.
What follows are the 50 best coaches to ever step behind an NHL bench.