The coach? Isn't this GM Joe's 3rd coach?!? How many coaches are going to see the revolving door before the finger is pointed at the GM? Granted Joes hands were tied with money for the first and second, but they were still hired under his watch (aside from Tippett, who he fired and then went on to become "Coach of the year" in Phoenix) . Would it break my heart to see Gully go and us get another Hitchcock in here to lay down the thunder? No. But when does Gaglirdi/Lites see it's not the coach anymore? Can you defend letting a GM fire and hire (THREE) coaches? IMO, if nothing changes in this short season, both of them will be gone.
As for " captaincy should be the least of its concern." That's who should step up when things aren't going as planned, the voice in the room, the motivator. He's the one that amps it up on the bench (like Otter used to do) The last thing Morrow was motivated about was making the Canadian Olympic team. And since he did, we haven't seen the same person on the ice. He can't even be used for trade bait because every team knows he's injury prone. If you are saying he's doing his job as Captain, then we aren't watching the same games...And right now this team needs SOME kind of leadership role.
At this point we can't even 'dump and chase' because we can't win battles on the boards. The good news? You can't get any lower than rock bottom......BTW, I'm not debating you +Mark D
It seems we are both frustrated fans, I think fixing smaller things that don't cut into expenses is a step in the right direction. I agree with what you are saying.