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Jack Adams Trophy nominees

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I don't normally pay any attention to trophies and awards, but why can't the coach of a good team win 'coach of the year'? The four teams that are still in the playoffs in the Western conference all have coaches who've done some impressive work this year. I suppose when you outshoot your opponents like the Hawks did, that's all due to the players. But when an average team (Phoenix) or a really weak one (Colorado) rides good goaltending, that's coaching.