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Frozen Fantasy: Coaching Carousel

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

How much of an impact does a coach actually make on a team? Maybe Vinnie Viola, new owner of the Panthers, should have asked Ed Snider that question before Friday morning.

Heads or tails?

Peter Laviolette or Craig Berube? Kevin Dineen or Peter Horachek? And when it comes right down to it, John Tortorella or Alain Vigneault?

Now, Red Sox faithful would tell you the World Series is owed to John Farrell (yes, I'm a somewhat bitter Jays fan), but that's a stretch. And Devils fans would say Big Bird Larry Robinson was the perfect Robbie Ftorek antidote that team needed to bring home a Cup in 1999-2000.

Horseshoes. That's what Lou Lamoriello had back then.

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