Who's the NHL's best coach?
Jacques Lemaire, Wild 15%
Darryl Sutter, Flames 12%
Barry Trotz, Predators 6%
Pat Quinn, Maple Leafs 6%
Who's the worst?
Ed Olczyk, Penguins 18%
Bob Hartley, Thrashers 17%
Ken Hitchcock, Flyers 6%
Gerard Gallant, Blue Jackets 4%
FAST FACTS: Players could not vote for their own
coach.... Most players were polled in early December; Olczyk was fired Dec. 15
after an 8-17-6 start.... Hitchcock was eighth in the "best" vote
(4.9%).... Lemaire's Wild was eliminated from playoff contention on April 7....
Mike Babcock, whose Red Wings had an NHL-high 122 points through Sunday,
finished fifth in the "best" vote (5.6%).
[ Based on a survey of 346 NHL players ] ? For an
expanded version of the poll, go to SI.com/Players.