If we have another first round disaster as you called it maybe a change wouldn't be such a bad idea. I like Mike a lot but as he has said before sometimes the message gets old and change is needed. He is a smart guy if he thinks he can still deliver the message and the Illich group are going to pay him Im sure everything will fall into place.
Remember what it was like when Bowman left? Some people didn't even know who Mike Babcock was. The wings will find another likeable winning guy dont worry.
At least he is trying to do something... a power play goal here a lucky bounce there then your down by 1 with 2 minutes to go, if they were playing Detroit you know Howard would let one in with 40 seconds to go then your off to OT