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2013-14 NHL Awards Predictions: The Jack Adams Award

Daniel Spevak is a writer for The Checking Line - Flyers Edition. This is a part of a multi-part series breaking down the potential finalists for the NHL's annual awards.

The Jack Adams Award is an accolade given to the best coach in the NHL each season.

Between rookie coaches bringing teams back to former levels of success, midseason replacements and established veterans, there’s no shortage of qualified contenders for the award.

Let’s take a look at who should be considered among all 30 NHL coaches this season and see who fits the description of the one who has “contributed the most to his team's success.”

Honorable Mentions

Ken Hit...

Start Spreading the News: 8th Place Rangers Visit #1 Bruins

New York Rangers (6-5-0) at Boston Bruins (8-1-1)

The Bruins and Rangers face off for the third and final time of this short regular season tonight as the Blue Shirts visit a post-apocalyptic, soggy Beantown.  I apologize for the lack of Buffalo coverage however I was unable to return to my home until Monday afternoon due to the apparent meteor that hit the city...well that is at least how this city was reacting...but I digress.

Before I jump into my regular preview there is some Bruins news that needs to be addressed.

The Bruins have signed, thirty-eight year old, Jay Pandolfo to a one year, two-way, $600,000/$350,000 contract.  The veteran forward has two Sta...

Game Day: Boston Bruins Vs. Montreal Canadiens

Boston Bruins Vs. Montreal CanadiensBell Centre

Montreal, Quebec

And the Montreal Canadiens are on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup…again.  Yes, we all have been taught not to start a sentence with “and” but this week has just seems like one big long game.  If you could go back to Wednesday morning and ask anyone if the Habs would be on the verge of winning three in a row come Saturday you would get some laughs, some snickers and the occasional French swear word. 

It’s Saturday and believe it or not the Habs do have a chance to win three in a row beating both the hated Bruins and Flyers.  As we bask in the glow of a glorious week...