Hockey Widow wrote:I just don't think there is any real urgency to decide Torts fate, if it hasn't already been decided. Coaching decisions are usually GM decisions but given what Trevor has said I suspect he will be active in that decision. He wants a GM, two AGM and himself working as a team. It may all be a timing thing. Maybe Torts had a good year end interview and maybe he has more internal support than we know. Maybe Trevor just wants his team in place and then make an informed decision. Maybe his replacement coaches are all still in the playoffs. Maybe it's just a timing thin.
I'm more interested in why we haven't heard from Mike.
Ummm.....that's an off the wall thought, no?
Julien, Therrien, Roy, Boudreau, Sutter, Berube, Quenneville, Ruff, Babcock, Vigneault, and Richards, are all coaches in the playoffs who will still have their jobs regardless of the outcome of their current series.
Bylsma, Hitchcock, McLellan, and Yeo, are probably all going to have questions asked of them, and are candidates to be replaced.
Bylsma almost certainly gets the axe if the Penguins lose in the first round, and I think anything short of a hard fought 7 game Conference final is going to go badly for him. Shero has spent too much at the deadline, and the expectations are way too high for the Penguins right now. Combine that with their last 4 post-seasons (5 if they blow it this year) and you have a recipe for a new bench boss.
Hitchcock has done good things in St. Louis, but if they blow a 2 game series lead against Chicago I think he's done. The Blues have been too good to falter 3 times in a row before the conference finals. Not saying Hitch is for sure canned, but it'll be discussed.
McLellan needs to get to the finals. There have been way too many failures in San Jose after solid regular seasons. This has to be his last kick at the can.
Mike Yeo hasn't done much in Minnesota. Even their regular season record is pretty meh.....
I don't want any of those 4 names in Vancouver.