Being a Head Coach in the NHL comes with a lot of responsibility. Not only do you have to guide your players to victory on a nightly basis, but you are also the face of your franchise until your sports betting contract ends. Too many times, the best NHL Coaches aren’t able to guide their teams to the Stanley Cup. Meanwhile, rookie Head Coaches who haven’t paid their dues, or coaches with talented rosters but seemingly no game plan win the biggest trophy in sports. Today we’ll look at a couple of the best NHL coaches to never win the Stanley Cup.
Lindy Ruff Buffalo Sabres (1998 – present) – As the currently longest tenured Head Coach in the NHL, Ruff is residing in unwanted territory, as he has yet to hoist the betting online Stanley Cup. In Ruff’s second season as the Sabres boss, he took his team to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Dallas Stars. The Stars would eventually win the Stanley Cup in six games, after Brett Hull kicked the puck in the net. That would be the closest Ruff would ever get to the Stanley Cup, as despite a few Eastern Conference Finals appearances since, he has yet to return.
Ron Wilson – As the Head Coach with the fifth most wins in the history of the NHL, it is hard to believe that Ron Wilson has never won the Stanley Cup. Wilson was the first ever coach of the Anaheim Ducks, which was followed by a Stanley Cup appearance and loss to the Detroit Red Wings as a member of the Washington Capitals. Despite having his most success with the San Jose Sharks, Wilson will always be remembered as the coach who couldn’t win with such a talented team. After failing to get the Toronto Maple Leafs back to relevancy, we wonder what is next for betting software legend Ron Wilson?