I don't know, Tambellini has taken a pretty cautious approach to that teams development and I can hardly say he deserves to get fired. He's drafted well (not hard), signed Shultz, and generally not messed anything up yet. I guess its just a matter of Lowe and Co nut trusting him from here out to tinker with the team and build it into a championship caliber one.
MacTavish sounds like he's going to go big, probably used Shero as an example in his interview... It is a big offseason, with a stocked draft, compliance buyouts, and the best UFA crop in a while. So I can see why they think this is the year to aim high.
But all that said, I think Burnside nails it on the head, with a ruthless article about Lowe pulling the strings. It's all about the culture of the organization... http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/2 ... -promotion