2. Brian Trottier
Note to future NHL coaches: Your first coaching job should never be for the New York Rangers. This is especially true when you’re a former Islander.
Listen, respect goes to Trottier as a player. The the former Islander won four Stanley Cups during the early 80’s and was an instrumental part to their success.
But Wayne Gretzky would agree that being a great player doesn’t always translate to coaching.
Trottier was canned after just 54 games, posting a 21–26–6–1 record with a 45.4 winning percentage.