Daley & Taman both need to be canned. Daley may be a good assistant coach, but not as a head man. He had that one lucky run with Sask in 1997, but has been disasterous otherwise. Has he ever head coached a winning record anywhere? He needed to kick the behind of some players at times this year which he did no want to do. Dave Ritchie may have run out his welcome last year, but Daley should not have been the replacement during the off-season.
Taman maybe even deserves more blame for this sad sack outfit this year. He gambled away so many Canadian draft picks and roster players over the years and it has come back to haunt the team. I can see doing this in 2001 & 2002, maybe even 2003 when the team was a real contender and just needed a final piece to win the GC, but not the past 2 years. You don’t “rebuild” giving away draft picks and Canuck starters, although dumping Kamau Petersen was his one good trade this year!
I say lock up Eric Tillman for GM ASAP before the Glieb’s in Ottawa entice him.