You're right about some of that.RoyalDude wrote: We must not forget that there is a serious waning interest in this city regarding the fans and that falls squarely onto the shoulders of the GM of this team. I'm sure Aquaman ain't too happy about it. Gillis job is far from safe if this team gets knocked again in the first round. AV getting fired is nowhere near the magic bullet you all is hoping for. No new coach coming in here is gonna make a difference, it will just be a revolving door of coaches like we see in Edmonton. The problem? It's the GM.
A new coach is not the magic bullet "we all hope for". But it's the the cross-hairs that aim the bullet.
Vigneault being axed is a first step.
Changing up some of the personnel on the roster is the next step.
If that fails, then a new GM is the final step.
I don't think Gillis will follow in the footsteps of Kevin Lowe and the Coilers. He will replace the coach, make a couple of changes to the roster, and, if the team performs the same, he will make big changes to the roster. If he doesn't do this, then you and I can meet up for a cold one and I'll buy and tip my glass to you and say you were right about him.
Regardless of the Gillis argument, Vigneault still needs to go. We have seen enough of the dog and pony show that is AV and Bowness.