The National Hockey League has announced the three finalists for the Jack Adams, the NHL's award for the best coach in the league each season.
According to an official report from the National Hockey League's website, the three finalists for the award are Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers and John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It's easy to see why all three of these men have been named finalists. In Babcock's case he took the Leafs to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, and this during what many felt was supposed to be another rebuilding year.
McLellan is in a similar situation to Babcock. He took the Oilers to the postseason for the first time since 2006 and for the first time in a long time has made the Oilers a respectable NHL franchise.
Even with that being said both men will be hard pressed to beat John Tortorella who took what was a bad team and led them to the best regular season in the history of their franchise, a truly massive and entirely unexpected accomplishment.
This will be an extremely difficult choice to make.