Burnside has a look at which NHL Coaches he thinks will make it through the season, and who is on the chopping block already:
Given the higher expectations in Washington this season, it will be interesting to see how GM George McPhee and owner Ted Leonsis react if the Caps can't stay in the playoff hunt. Coach Glen Hanlon has done a good job with little to work with in the past, but after starting the season 3-0, the Caps have lost four straight and have been outscored 17-7. Still, the Caps are thinking long haul, so Hanlon should be able to stick aroundI couldnt believe it when I saw the blurb for this article that Burnside seemed to be saying Gretzky might be fired. Apparently, Scotty didnt really believe it either:
The Coyotes are dreadful (2-5), but that's to be expected. And who is going to fire Wayne Gretzky in the middle of the season? No one.