Let's see his great track record of publicly calling his players out and the latest of failing to notify his players of their upcoming games
- Didn't let Cory Schneider know that he wasn't playing tomorrow. Left his starting goaltender completely in the dark, while playing his "back-up" Roberto Luongo
- Stated that Roberto Luongo said he needed a fresh start shortly after the playoff exit
- Stated that Ryan Kesler's injury (the one that required two surgeries) wasn't the reason for his diminished production in 2012
- Stated he was unconvinced that Daniel Sedin had a concussion after the hit from Keith
- Saying that Kesler needs to use his linemates more
However, his days as an effective coach in this city are behind him. His coaching style has become predictable and he has lost the ears of his team. I fully believe that various players along with Kesler have tuned him out. Can you blame them?
I'm sure there is a contingent of CDCers that would say that the players should man up and do what the coach says, but when your coach happens to call you out in public vs. going the private meeting route, what respect can you have for that behaviour?
I say that he has this season and this season only to keep his job. Yes he was signed on for two years.......but that hasn't stopped coaches from being given the boot.
I hope he makes the most of it and let's his players in on the gameplan. That and he has to stop chewing all the time.