Mailbag: NHL's best available coaches 

December, 2, 2011

Randy CarlyleJeff Vinnick/NHLI/Getty ImagesRandy Carlyle could find himself with another NHL team before too long.
In compiling questions for our Friday mailbag, I was asked to name my top five coaches in the NHL. But considering the turnover we've seen this week, as well as the likelihood that more changes could be coming, a look at the five best available coaches might be more useful. So for all the fans hoping their team makes a change behind the bench, here are the top five experienced candidates: