Re: Do Not Fire All Coaches!!!
posted at 5/22/2013 8:09 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
Things are going good, folks are embracing the entire product. What a difference an incredible Game 7 comeback and great start to the 2nd round make.
Still, pencil me in for firing CJ. This team is proving that they have talent and should not have been so guardrail to guardrail during the season and in the first round.
That said, they are going great, so CJ deserves to enjoy the credit along with the players. This series is not over, nor do we know how the 2nd season will ultimately finish. Stay tuned.
I find that odd, Crowls, as a reason for firing a coach who has ultimately produced very good results. We hear all the time that the Bruins are not the kind of talented team that Pittsburgh is or Detroit or Chicago - teams that look great on paper because they have Hart winners, Art Ross winners, point-game players over 82 games. They went to the last game of the season with a shot at being the second seed in the East and having one of the top 5 records in the league in a silly season. If talent was solely responsible, I'd have expected more from, well, the Rangers for starters, and the Lightning for another.
I can't imagine them firing Julien if they make the third round unless they go down horribly - sweep, blowouts in each game. And listening to Lucic's respond to a quesiton from CBC about the consequences of losing to Toronto being a breakup of the core, I think the players want him back. Maybe not glossy eyed and grinning, but they know.
It took a historic 3rd period comeback to aviod the golf course. Was that coaching, or the team finally going full-throttle attack mode and over-coming an inferior opponent?
In the 2nd round, how much of what we are seeing is CJ's genius as compared Tortorella's weakness?
I am not a CJ fan, no secret there. I also know that he will be fired some day, no coach is immuned to that. IMO, the team has not played to its capabilty with any level of consistency or urgency this year. True, CJ has reached the pinnacle, a Stanley Cup championship. He has also coached this team to two 1st round exits and one of the greatest collapses in sports history. Have to take the good with the bad. Things were really bad last week, they are really good now.