In response to MrHulot's comment:
From the top:
- I really don't care what you regard as "stupid". I found the responses to some of SoxFan's earlier postings a lot more offensive/offending (most of them were basically asking him to leave this board) than my remark; and, btw, this thread is not just "his own stupid proclamation/thread".
- "Drastic changes aren't an option." Oh well. But then again, "only one. Fire the coach".
So one drastic change would indeed be an option, right? And this is the one that some people, in my opinion, seem to be afraid of - with the spectre of the "Dave Lewis Abyss" looming...
- Maybe I wasn't clear enough on the "Ward replaces CJ" theory - I was merely musing about what would happen if CJ suddenly got ill and couldn't fulfill his coaching duties during the playoffs, an emergency scenario - which would leave either Ward or Doug Houda as interim head coach options.
- I see stubbornness and predictability in putting the fourth line on the ice when the Bruins are down a goal with only a couple of minutes to play, for instance.
You're right. It's not what I regard as stupid. Stupid isn't an opinion. Stupid is just stupid.
I have no problem with Sox. He's written some interesting stuff. Lately though, he's posted like a spoiled child. Zero contribution. I haven't checked every thread and every post over the last couple days, but most of what I've read has suggested Sox man up, or leave. That isn't chasing anyone away.
And this thread was started "exactly" as I stated earlier. A "stupid proclamation". "I'm smart, you guys are idiots, I'm leaving".
Do you really feel CJ should be fired today? If you make any kind of compelling argument, people will discuss and debate the subject. If so, the "spectre of the Dave Lewis abyss" is a pretty weak start. So is your "musing" of Doug Houda, and Ward taking over.
There are multiple posts here, that explain why that happens. There are a number of valid reasons, depending on the situation. Assuming that to be either "stubborn", or "predictable" is just flat out wrong. Most coaches do the same thing from time to time, and it's a sure thing, the "new" coach would too.