Vote: Jack Adams Award

Vezina? Norris? Calder? Adams? We've got some NHL midseason awards to hand out.

Updated: January 14, 2003, 4:23 PM ET

Read through the seven candidates below for the Jack Adams Award, emblematic of the NHL's coach of the year, and cast your vote in the poll on the left-hand side of the page.

CANDIDATES FOR THE JACK ADAMS TROPHY

Marc Crawford
Head Coach
Vancouver Canucks
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
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25 13 5 0 55 1st
Marc Crawford
Crawford's team has the best record of any team since Jan. 1, 2002, and they have played their way into the fraternity of Western Conference powerhouses. They are campainging to be the first north-of-the-border team to reach the Cup finals since '94.
Jacques Lemaire
Head Coach
Minnesota Wild
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
W L T OTL PTS STDG
22 14 7 1 52 2nd
Jacques Lemaire
Lemaire has perhaps the toughest assignment of any head coach. After resurrecting the Canadiens in the 1980's, and winning a Cup with the Devils in 1995, Lemaire took the task of molding this upproven team into winners. He has the third-year Wild on pace for a 100-point season and their first postseason appearance.
Dave Lewis
Head Coach
Detroit Red Wings
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
W L T OTL PTS STDG
25 11 7 1 58 1st
Dave Lewis
Yes, he inherited a great team with great players. What Lewis didn't inherit was Scotty Bowman's persona, respect and work ethic. That he has had to find on his own. Lewis has the Wings playing as a team with one goal in mind, another Stanley Cup celebration.
Jacques Martin
Head Coach
Ottawa Senators
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
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27 10 5 1 60 1st
Jacques Martin
Martin may not have household names on his roster, but you would never know it by the way the team is performing. Using youth as his catalyst, Martin has players like Marian Hossa, Martin Havlat and Mike Fisher playing a key role in the team's pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
Dave Tippett
Head Coach
Dallas Stars
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
W L T OTL PTS STDG
25 10 10 1 61 1st
Dave Tippett
In his first season, Tippett had the distinct challenge of returning the perennial playoff-bound Stars to the postseason, after missing the party last year. He's led the Stars to the top of the Western Conference with a blend of grit, offense and goaltending.
Joel Quenneville
Head Coach
St. Louis Blues
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
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23 13 5 3 54 2nd
Joel Quenneville
Despite losing Chris Pronger, and dealing with a rash of other injuries, Quenneville has kept the Blues right in the thick of things in the Western Conference. There is a reason Quenneville has been in one place for six seasons.
John Tortorella
Head Coach
Tampa Bay Lightning
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2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
W L T OTL PTS STDG
18 15 6 4 46 2nd
John Tortorella
Tortorella has taken the Lightning from the league's basement to the top of the Southeast Division, and he has Vincent Lecavalier playing like a first-overall draft pick. Now if he can just find a way to stop the team's January hex (10-52-5-2 during the past five seasons).

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