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HCMT is put in the lower middle of the rankings near other "proven" coaches like Ron Wilson and Dave Tippett.
I almost didn't put him here, in part because of his whining during the Finals. But all in all, you can't knock his work with the young Penguins, despite the reality that this was a powerhouse waiting to happen. And if you know his background -- as a phone company worker and assistant coach, he talked with Laval coach Bob Hartley about practice plans from the top of telephone poles -- it's easy to root for him.
Of course, Wings' fans love to agree with the first sentence. Of course, his whining wasn't as bad as other coaches during the playoffs even if most of what he complained about had some truth to it. But Frei is a Western Conference guy, so that might factor into things.