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Maurice is 1 of 21 "average coaches"

I know that I have posted way too may fan posts on this topic, and I promise that this is my last one, at least until the end of the season.

As of todays date, only 9 teams have a difference between their budget ranking and NHL ranking of more than 5 spots.  The winners are Detroit, Tampa Bay, Phoenix, LA, and Dallas - they are cracking the barrier by outperforming significantly.  The losers are Calgary, NY Rangers, NJ, and Ottawa - they are lowering the bar by underperforming significantly.

The rest of the NHL, 21 of 30 teams, have a budget ranked within five spots of their actual NHL ranking.  Of these teams, Carolina is a +3 being a budget team at 24 but placed 21.

So while many people blame Maurice for being a poor coach, he is producing results similar to 21 other coaches in the league.  Yes, he is not the best.  No, he is not the worst.  But he is performing comparative to two-thirds of the coaches in the NHL, and with a current  +3, he is actually doing fairly well.

While Peter Laviolette struggled to coach the Canes post 2006, he seems to be doing quite well in Philly, is that a result of his talent, or budget?

If Maurice were fired, I doubt anyone else could do significantly better; so would begin a constant circle of head coaches.

Data is below.

NHL RK. Team Pts. Payroll Cap RK. Cap RK. - NHL RK. Dev. >5 Dev. Count Accept./Unaccept.
1 Vancouver 103 $69,650,000.00 1 0 NO 0 Acceptable
2 Philadelphia 94 $68,591,667.00 2 0 NO 0 Acceptable
3 Detroit 94 $63,025,000.00 9 6 YES 1 Acceptable
4 Washington 92 $66,905,000.00 4 0 NO 0 Acceptable
5 Pittsburgh 90 $66,700,000.00 5 0 NO 0 Acceptable
6 Boston 88 $64,241,667.00 7 1 NO 0 Acceptable
7 San Jose 88 $62,781,662.00 10 3 NO 0 Acceptable
8 Tampa Bay 88 $59,154,167.00 14 6 YES 1 Acceptable
9 Phoenix 87 $48,762,500.00 23 14 YES 1 Acceptable
10 LA 85 $55,862,417.00 17 7 YES 1 Acceptable
11 Montreal 85 $63,730,833.00 8 3 NO 0 Acceptable
12 Dallas 84 $49,385,000.00 22 10 YES 1 Acceptable
13 Chicago 84 $62,102,875.00 12 1 NO 0 Acceptable
14 Calgary 83 $67,162,500.00 3 11 YES 1 Unacceptable
15 Nashville 82 $51,925,000.00 20 5 NO 0 Acceptable
16 Anaheim 81 $54,025,000.00 18 2 NO 0 Acceptable
17 NY Rangers 78 $64,902,500.00 6 11 YES 1 Unacceptable
18 Minnesota 77 $59,721,028.00 13 5 NO 0 Acceptable
19 Buffalo 76 $56,220,000.00 16 3 NO 0 Acceptable
20 Coumbus 74 $57,594,167.00 15 5 NO 0 Acceptable
21 Carolina 74 $46,773,333.00 24 3 NO 0 Acceptable
22 Atlanta 72 $39,895,000.00 27 5 NO 0 Acceptable
23 Toronto 72 $50,730,000.00 21 2 NO 0 Acceptable
24 St. Louis 71 $35,038,333.00 29 5 NO 0 Acceptable
25 NJ 70 $62,740,000.00 11 14 YES 1 Unacceptable
26 Florida 67 $36,194,167.00 28 2 NO 0 Acceptable
27 NY Islanders 65 $32,671,750.00 30 3 NO 0 Acceptable
28 Ottawa 61 $52,857,500.00 19 9 YES 1 Unacceptable
29 Colorado 60 $43,202,500.00 26 3 NO 0 Acceptable
30 Edmonton 55 $46,340,000.00 25 5 NO 0 Acceptable

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