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Wild's Lemaire the best of the rest

1/8/2003

Scotty Bowman was the Secretariat of NHL coaches -- he didn't win all of the time, just most of it.


He is the NHL's leader in all-time wins during the regular season (1,244) and playoffs (223). He is the only coach to lead four teams (St. Louis, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Detroit) to the Stanley Cup finals. He has coached more regular-season games (2,141) than anyone in the history of the league and has won the Jack Adams Award twice (1977 and 1996). He was inducted as a builder into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

On June 13, Bowman broke Toe Blake's record by winning his ninth Stanley Cup as head coach -- his third with the Red Wings -- and retired during the on-ice celebration as the best coach in the history of the league.

So we asked SportsNation: Now that Bowman has retired, who is the best coach in the NHL?

Here is how you responded:

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