bob mackenzie is not a good choice for a coach. He's a stat guy, rumour guy, and a boring TSN analyst.. he could put you to sleep with his monotone dribble. He is very hockey smart, but not in a coach-like way. Pierre was an assistant, is a great colour guy, and would make a far superior NHL head coach. Former players also are much better suited to be coaches. They've been around NHL coaches their whole career. Lot's of experience just watching other coaches, their styles, their tricks, etc. Closest Bob Mackenzie comes to seeing coaches in action is in the locker room after the game trying to get an interview or a scoop.