Guinness wrote:I guess it depends on your definition of "wholesale changes" and "blowing the team up".
Shero has interviews to conduct. He has decisions to make. He's not looking at the roster on a NHL13 screen. Maybe Letang takes a reasonable contract to stay here, and maybe a new coach settles his game down or, more aptly, implements a system which diminishes his errors. Maybe that new coach does the same for Fleury. Or maybe he decides one or the other - or both - aren't going to fit going forward.
Only thing I know is, if Shero throws a hissy fit and starts moving pieces of an ECF finalist team out like folks around here would (understandably, as fans) want to, he deserves to be fired.
The job is not to be a fan. It's to be a manager.
The three items he needs to address, probably in this order (1) The coach (2) MAF and (3) Letang. The remaining issues are who of the remaining UFA's he should sign. Whoever he picks as the new coach might want some say in who the goalie is, rather than be left with a 37 yr old goalie, and no clear NHL backup.