As I understand it, Chamblin was Taman's first choice last go-around, but he got overruled and Marshall got hired.
Chamblin being Taman's first choice gives me enough reason to not want him right there. And then we add on Hamilton's defensive woes on top of that (Bagg in pass cover...really?), and I see yet another nightmare scenario coming true.
As for Bellefuille, we've had him in Sask. I thought his play calling was a bit predictable, though I do think he was better than Berry. (That's not setting the bar very high). I'm just not sure about him.
Milanovich signing so soon after the season in TO just makes me think that either Taman was asleep at the switch, and let this one get away from him, or else that Milanovich made it clear that he didn't want to work for Taman. Neither option makes the GM look good. Both of these ideas are nothing but speculation, of course. Its just what comes to my mind when I play out the scenarios.
On the other hand, Chris Jones likely burned his bridge in Calgary, and TO made a pretty strong statement that would make it difficult for him to be hired in that town, so he might be available. Question is, after this incident, do we want him?
I'd like to see Dave Dickenson, but I think general consensus is probably right, and he isn't going to leave Calgary. Shame that.
To be honest, I think Taman let our best prospective future coaches walk away last year. Crandell would have made an awesome OC for Durant, and would have stayed in Regina for the job, but then got offered the promotion in Edmonton, and who can blame him for taking it. As for HC, well, look at what Kavis Reed did in Edmonton, as well. Big turnaround there. And he showed leadership in Regina after the 1st GC loss to Montreal, when he took the bullet and refused to throw his team under the bus. Why didn't we pick up on that and keep him around? Oh, yeah. Daley. Taman's buddy.
Taman may have made some decent player acquisitions this season, but he also made some bonehead moves (whether his doing or not, I don't know), and overall, he's done more to make me mistrust him than trust him. Who's he gonna get? Who knows. But I find myself wondering if his own career depends on getting lucky with this call.