Even if firing the coach was seriously discussed by management, part of the decision might be due to the lack of a quality replacement that actually is available. All of the coaches that have been discussed have their own flaws or there is a good reason that they are currently unemployed. Also the fact that the Rangers were waiting to see if DB was going to be available before selecting their coach might have been part of the decision. Even if you think a coaching change is necessary, they should not change unless it will be an upgrade. The known names have issues, and I don't think you bring in a first-time NHL coach with this roster.
"They" say DB might be one of the highest paid coaches in the NHL with his new deal, approaching or around 2 million per season. Would Mario/Burkle stomach throwing away 4 million bucks if for some reason DB gets canned next year? Even the year after that?
Fire0nice228 wrote:"They" say DB might be one of the highest paid coaches in the NHL with his new deal, approaching or around 2 million per season. Would Mario/Burkle stomach throwing away 4 million bucks if for some reason DB gets canned next year? Even the year after that?
If he is then I have to ask for the 10th time, why. Are they so impressed with his performance? How much of the regular season success is due to the roster and how much to the coaching? It's their money. I just hope they really believe this is the right move.
MarioLives wrote:Why can't we delete this thread now that it is pointless.... Or at least hide if for the next 2 years.
MT got fired the year he got extended.
MT also took a young, under dog team to the Stanley Cup finals the year before. Not comparable.
It is if you look at it from a standpoint that the extension really doesn't mean anything one way or the other in terms of Bylsma's future with the team.
It means he's starting as coach next year. That's bad enough. With the Caps in our division next year, I guess we have some fans close by who can empathize with us. Regular season superstar power, activate!
Maybe they realize that we are legimately 2-3 good, solid, athletic defensemen away still, they like DB's super steady approach, he doesn't seem to have lost the room at all, the B's were better than us this go round, they have plenty to buld on.