Found August 27, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from John Boruk of CSNPhilly, We’ve celebrated two Stanley Cup champions and endured another lockout, so which team has the top GM/coach combo in the NHL now? Let's break it down: 1. Chicago Blackhawks -- ninth in 2012 (Stan Bowman/Joel Quenneville) Two Stanley Cup championships in a four-year period. The Chicago Blackhawks have overtaken the Detroit Red Wings as the NHL’s gold standard. Bowman has secured his core players, while adding key contributors like Bryan Bickell who excelled in the postseason. Quenneville is easily one of the league’s top five coaches and has never had a losing year in 16 NHL seasons. 2. Boston Bruins -- second in 2012 (Peter Chiarelli/Claude Julien) Chiarelli and Julien have been together for six years and have made the playoffs each year including a Stanley Cup in 2011. The team did not skip a beat after goalie Tim Thomas elected to sit out the season. Chiarelli re-signed top center Patrice Bergeron, added Jarome Iginla and traded fo...
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