Originally Posted by BondraDaBomb
Boudreau deserves, ATLEAST, another year as coach. I mean, comeon, In his first 4 years in the bigs he has won the Southeast EVERY YEAR! He has won the Jack Adams award and a president's trophy. To say that those achievements mean nothing is rediculous. Other teams would absofcukinglutely love to have a coach that could produce like that.
BB just needs an offseason of work with GMGM and Leonsis to go out and build a tough blueline. This year he had to try to mold guys that aren't typically defensive, into guys that can hold it down when things get tough.
And it worked for a long time, but when things got tough those guys reverted back to their 20+ years of hockey training that tells them to score score score.
Bruce is the man. He needs some offseasons to build around a new system.
The NHL is a pretty fickle place. BB has had time to build a winner, he has the best player on the planet(in many people's opinion), he has a good goalie, and other good players, he SHOULD be successful but despite all the tools he has to work with, he can't take them to the next level, this much is obvious.
I am clearly not a fan of his but will call a spade, a spade, he's a pretty good coach who made the wrong decisions this season and that should get him the gate. if I were the owner and has the goods to work with and has paid out the big bucks to win, I'll replace the coach who can't get it done and find one who can.
Another year? Well, the GM better make some really smart moves in a few areas if BB gets another chance. maybe another year under his new system will help but I'll tell you what, I'd rather be a run and gun team that scores a lot than a defensive team with the same record and results in the playoffs. Trying to turn AO into a defensive player is retarded, he clearly can't do that.