Coaches on hot seat
1. Joel Quenneville, Chicago — Too much talent for there not to be results. Mediocre goaltending can be a coach killer.
2. Todd McLellan, San Jose — Perennial playoff disappointments might see regular-season shakeup if things start poorly.
3. Joe Sacco, Colorado — Young assistants (Tim Army, David Quinn) waiting in the wings if Avalanche can’t find traction.