Doesn't matter if someone is better. That's not why teams make coaching changes.
The Ducks fired Babcock and won the Cup a few years later. Does that mean he was a bad coach? No. But sometimes you have to make a change to freshen things up. This team needs some kind of a change in its philosophy. It won't just come with getting rid of old players (they're all scratched anyway) and calling up more kids from GR. Something more is needed in the attitude of the organization. The complacency and lack of accountability is not a good thing.
The Ducks didn't fire Babcock - he declined their offer to renew his contract to come here.
Now for the second favorite part of the season - Money on the Board.
For those who know how it works, pledge up!
For those that don't know how it works, each participant decides what they would like to pledge for the Wings run in the playoffs. It could be 50 cents per goal, it could be 5 bucks per game won, it could be a penny for each hit; our members get very creative! I just pledge a dollar amount per series win. I'm boring. You are responsible for keeping track of how much your donation is. A lot of people keep track in their signatures. It's a lot of fun.
Once there is no possible way to add money to the pot, everyone PayPals their donation to me and I send it on to Children's Hospital. I then receive a very nice thank-you note, which I post here.
You can do a board search for previous Money on the Board threads to see how it all works and maybe get some pledging ideas.
Here's hoping we have TONS o' cash to send off to the kiddies this year.
I didn't really look at the domain, just copied the link to post. It's probably a little different because it's a special offer, so it has a subdomain. The Wings post specials almost every Saturday. If something looks particularly good, I post it for those that spend less time on the internet.