There aren't, and shouldn't be, any hard and fast rules for what makes a candidate for coach of the year, but who's doing the best job? Here's a rundown of those who deserve the most consideration this season.
Many didn't predict the kind of quick success Paul Stastny has found in the NHL, but should we really be that surprised given the kid's genes?
Tony Granato isn't getting the credit he deserves for coaching the Avalanche. Just ask the guy he replaced.