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Which NHL coach will be fired first?

10/08/2014 03:40 EDT | Updated 12/08/2014 05:59 EST
The 2014-15 National Hockey League season begins Wednesday with each team filled with hope and Stanley Cup aspirations, but some are already guessing which coach will be the first to go.

Blame it on Bodog, as the online sports book has issued odds on who's going to be sacked. Their top six are:

- Randy Carlyle, Toronto (5/2 odds) — Although he won a Stanley Cup in Anaheim and just had his contract extended, Carlyle's Maple Leafs have only been in the playoffs once in his tenure, with disastrous results.

- Jack Capuano, New York Islanders (3/1) — Made full-time bench boss in April 2011 but has only one playoff appearance.

- Craig Berube, Philadelphia (4/1) — Former enforcer who played over 1,000 games in the NHL has only been at the reins of the Flyers for one season. And they made the playoffs, losing in seven games to the Rangers. Tough crowd.

- Paul MacLean, Ottawa (11/2) — 2013 Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year has been with the Senators for three seasons and they've been in the playoffs for two of those. 

- Dallas Eakins, Edmonton (11/2) — Former Maple Leafs assistant has one year under his belt with the Oilers. OK, so they finished seventh in the division and failed to make the playoffs. That's been happening for awhile now.

- Bob Hartley, Calgary (6/1) — Another former Cup-winning coach (Colorado, 2000-01), Hartley has a dozen years of NHL coaching experience but his two years with the Flames haven't produced any post-season appearances.

Who do you think will get the early axe this season? Have your say in our poll.

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