TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie Reveals Results of the TSN All-Star Break Head Coaches’ Poll

— January 28, 2016

– TSN.ca unveils results of poll conducted by TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, featuring rankings and prognostications from 27 coaches from around the league –


TORONTO (January 28, 2016) – Patrick Kane and the Washington Capitals were the big winners in the annual TSN All-Star Break Head Coaches’ Poll. With 27 of 30 head coaches – 90 per cent participation – casting ballots, the Chicago Blackhawks’ superstar winger Kane was the overwhelming favourite as the league’s best player this season, collecting 22 votes. Washington was the clear choice to win the Eastern Conference (25 votes) and Stanley Cup (16). Other winners in the poll conducted by TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, winner of the 2015 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, were as follows:
  • Best Goalie – Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
  • Best Defenceman – Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
  • Best Rookie – Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Top Coach – Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals
The full results of the poll are posted on TSN.ca. The TSN All-Star Break Head Coaches’ Poll is part of TSN’s slate of fan-favourite hockey news and information coverage, featuring the hockey world’s most-trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. Along with the TSN All-Star Break Head Coaches’ Poll, TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature specials including next month’s TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TSN HOCKEY’S TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING. Hockey on TSN TSN broadcasts live coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 54 Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 60 Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3. TSN is also the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada. TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

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