Ranking the NHL coaches

Updated: October 10, 2007, 3:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

With the new season under way, here's a look at how the 30 coaches pan out:

1. Randy Carlyle, Anaheim Ducks Let's see. Two years as an NHL coach, one surprise trip to the Western Conference finals, one Stanley Cup championship. Any questions?

2. Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres Two years in a row Ruff has taken his Buffalo Sabres to the Eastern Conference finals. He'll have his hands full this season, but if anyone can get Buffalo over the hump after losing co-captains Chris Drury ...

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