Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gallant, Ruff and Trotz Named Jack Adams Award Finalists as NHL's Best Coaches

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gallant, Ruff and Trotz Named Jack Adams Award Finalists as NHL's Best Coaches

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Gallant, Ruff and Trotz named Adams finalists

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Florida's Gerard Gallant, Dallas's Lindy Ruff and Washington's Barry Trotz were named the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Thursday, given to the NHL's best head coach.

Gallant led the Panthers (47-26-9, 103 points) to the Atlantic Division title and franchise records for wins and points in a season, besting their previous marks of 43 wins and 98 points established in 1999-00. Florida established several other team marks this season, including longest overall winning streak (12: Dec. 15 to Jan. 10), longest home winning streak (7: Dec. 10 to Jan. 3) and longest road winning streak (6: Dec. 15 to Jan. 10).

Ruff directed the Stars (50-23-9, 109 points) to the Central Division and Western Conference titles and second place in the overall standings. …

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