This may reflect the reality that these coaches, Kirk Muller, Bob Boughner and Adam Oates are not far removed from their playing careers.
Muller definitely will be high on the list of vacant jobs for next season.
Boughner moved to Columbus this season after steering the Windsor Spitfires to back-to-back Memorial Cup championships and it will be interesting to see if Adam Oates gets a shot at coaching the New Jersey Devils next fall.What do you think? Join the discussion below.
Questions for the poll were written by Hockey Night in Canada and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA). The questions were circulated to players by the NHLPA. The responses were compiled by staff members of the NHLPA and forwarded to Hockey Night in Canada. 318 players responded to the questionnaire.