'"I think that has something to do with it," said Ruff. "I think nobody anticipated each of our teams doing as well. I think as a coach, you always believe strongly in your team. I think that's probably why we're in the position we're in (as Jack Adams candidates), because we have exceeded a lot of the expectations that were put upon our teams early in the year."'
Eastern final features Jack Adams finalists Ruff and Laviolette
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