Canadian NHL clubs suffering from constant turnover

The Montreal Canadiens are the lone Canadian team taking part in this year's NHL playoffs. Our Mike...

The Montreal Canadiens are the lone Canadian team taking part in this year's NHL playoffs. Our Mike Zeisberger explains why.

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 PM ET

If you think the Canadian dollar has lacked stability the past couple of years, just take a peek into the front offices of the seven NHL teams in the Great White North.

In the past 24 months, each and every Canadian franchise has either changed their coach or general manager – in some cases, both.

When examining why there is just one Canadian team in the NHL playoffs for the first time since 1972-73, this is as good a place to start as any.

History shows that the key of any sports franchise, of course, is continuity among those decision-makers who are forced to pull the trigger on some very tough choices each and every year, ones that ultimately determine the directions a team will take.

 


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