Who would have guessed Sean Avery would be on the bench but John Tortorella would not be for game six of the New York Rangers game six in their series against the Washington Capitals?
Torts is suspended for one game due to an altercation with Washington fans in game five. So who is coaching the Rangers today? Assistant coach Jim Schoenfeld. Yes, the "have another donut, you fat pig" Jim Schoenfeld from 1988.
Schoenfeld might be the best person to coach a team in this unique situation. Schoenfeld is the
UPDATE: Special thanks to Bob Duff for pointing out that Detroit's Jack Adams also missed NHL playoff games due to suspension. He missed the final three games of the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals for abusing the officials. 1942, eh? That's the year the Wings had a 3-0 series lead and blew it, losing four games in a row and losing the Stanley Cup!