A coach named Danny B

Dan Bylsma's record is a small sample size, but it's growing every week.  And he's basically in uncharted territory.  Sure, you could say that with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Sergei Gonchar and on and on you could say he should be doing good.  Michel Therrien would beg to differ.

Here's the top 10 coaches winning percentages OF ALL TIME with a minimum of 50 games coached.  Active coaches are in bold



Dan Bylsma 42-13-5  (.742) Pens coach 2009-current, 1 Stanley Cup (16-8 playoff record)
Tom Johnson 142-43-23 (.738)  Boston Bruins coach from 1970-1973, won a Stanley Cup in 1972 and soon after wasn't the coach anymore, even though he stayed in management for many years
Todd McLellan 73-26-18 (.701) San Jose coach 2008-current, hasn't won a playoff series
Cooney Weiland 58-20-18 (.698) Boston Bruins coach from 1940-41, won the Cup in '41, then stepped down to eventually become the long-time Harvard University coach
Lou Lamoriello 34-14-5  (.689) New Jersey Devils, two stints from 2005-07, stepping in from his GM job to lead NJD to second round exits in both his HC stints
Bruce Boudreau 108-49-21 (.666) Washington Capitals coach 2007-current, 1 playoff series victory (10-11 playoff record)
Scotty Bowman 1244-573-314-10 (.657) Coach from 1968-2002, won 9 Stanley Cups with Montreal, Pittsburgh and Detriot, all-time high 223 playoff wins as a coach
Claude Ruel 172-82-51 (.648) Montreal coach 1968-70 and 1979-81; won the Stanley Cup in 1969 in his first season as a coach and was a long term member of the front office in Montreal
Mike Babcock 300-150-19-57 (.643) Anaheim coach 2002-04, took them to SC Finals his first year as a coach, Detroit coach 2005-current, won Stanley Cup in 2008
Pete Green 94-52-4 (.640) Coach of the Ottawa Senators from 1919-25, won two Stanley Cups (1921 and 1923)

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