Cornuck wrote:Who do you think should replace him, RD?
Strangelove wrote:The vast majority here were very happy with Gillis until two months ago.
Basically folks are turning on him because the team has been sucking... FOR TWO MONTHS!!!
Mr.Miyagi wrote:Yep. I am on the fence wether it can be turned around or not, but Gillis is not the problem here. The players are. WE CANT SCORE GOALS. You sign your top guys to top contracts and expect them to perform.
IMHO, if Gillis wants to keep his job he needs to change both the roster and the coaching staff, along with the playing philosophy and system. For all those carping about people shitting on the team after only two months of pathetic play, the signs were there from the beginning of the season - the high shot totals coupled with the low scoring percentages, the lack of quality scoring chances, etc. The team burned itself out, the averages caught up with them and in the new year the engine blew. Unless the roster or the style of play change, we can only expect the same result - a banged-up team with no confidence and out of the playoffs.
We'll see if Gillis is still around this summer to make those changes.
Meds wrote:I can't see Aquaman being OK with paying out the remainder of yet another coach's salary.
I think changing the coaching staff would also mean changing the GM. Gillis gave Torts a contract and I can't see Aquaman being OK with paying out the remainder of yet another coach's salary. Especially when, IMO, it is not the coach, it is some of the players.