Coaches could benefit from cap

One lesson from this year's playoffs: It makes more sense to pay a lot of money to one good coach than 23 players.

Updated: May 12, 2003, 6:08 PM ET
By Al Morganti | Special to ESPN.com

Although the NHL might be headed for some sort of cap on player salaries, you can look for coaches to take over the inflationary curve.

If nothing else, this playoff season has proven how important it is having the right man behind the bench.

How foolish the New York Rangers must feel about their decision to hire Bryan Trottier last year, when they had their choice of either Ken Hitchcock or Pat Burns. Burns' Devils are in the conference finals and the Flyers, who reached the second ...

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