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Sabre Stats: Moving up the list

Lindy Ruff and some other NHL coaches are moving into some historically interesting territory when it comes to victories.

Ruff finished the 2010-11 season with 526 wins as the Sabres coach. That's the second-most of any coach for wins with the same team.

Quietly, other names are moving up the all-time list. Take a look at Barry Trotz of Nashville, who is sixth -- ahead of Dick Irvin and Scotty Bowman. Paul Maurice and Mike Babcock joined the top 20 this year as well:

Name – Team – Wins
Al Arbour – N.Y. Islanders – 740
*Lindy Ruff – Buffalo – 526
Billy Reay – Chicago - 516
Toe Blake – Montreal – 500
Glen Sather – Edmonton - 464
*Barry Trotz – Nashville - 455
Dick Irvin – Montreal - 431
Scotty Bowman – Montreal – 419
Jack Adams – Detroit – 413
Scotty Bowman – Detroit – 410

Punch Imlach – Toronto – 370
Art Ross – Boston - 361
Bryan Murray – Washington - 343
Emile Francis – N.Y. Rangers – 342
Jacques Martin – Ottawa - 341
Sid Abel – Detroit – 340
*Paul Maurice – Carolina - 315
Fred Shero – Philadelphia - 308
Joel Quenneville – St. Louis – 307
*Mike Babcock – Detroit – 304

--- Budd Bailey


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