Originally Posted by canuckfan
Maloney did a good job of assembling a team of cast-offs and has-beens, but if you ask me, it was the hiring of Dave Tippett
and his coaching that got the Coyotes into the playoffs - and he deserves most of the kudos of how well Phoenix did this season. Tippett should be a shoe-in for the Jack Adams.
this is absolutely spot-on. Something tells me that you can have a team of superstars and if the coach sucks the team will not perform (Rangers of a few years past). Tippett has always gotten great regular season's out his teams, it is in his failure to actually be victorious where it truly matters that lays the downfall that is Tippett's coaching career. Until he wins the cup i should add.
Tippett sort of reminds me of Pat Quinn
, Quinn has 3 Stanley Cup Finals appearances but no victories.