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Avs' Hartley leads list of Top 5 NHL coaches

Updated: October 4, 2002, 1:20 PM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: ESPN.com asked Barry Melrose to name his top five coaches in the NHL:

1. Bob Hartley, Colorado Avalanche Hartley wins games. He's got lots of high-profile players and star personalities who he's been able to handle well. He's got lots of talent, but plenty of coaches have talented teams and don't win. Hartley gets the Avs ready to play every night. In 2001, they came back and beat New Jersey in Game 6 on the road and won the Stanley Cup in Game 7. That showed the Avs have ...

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