Re: If B's go out in first two rounds will Julien be fired?
posted at 4/8/2011 5:40 PM EDT
In Response to Re: If B's go out in first two rounds will Julien be fired?
[QUOTE]Depends on how JJ's hotdog and beer sales are going. If sales are still up no need to fire the coach because the season was a success in his book.
Posted by 40YrsNoCup[/QUOTE]
Don't underestimate how shrewd they've become.
They now know how firing a GM can calm the natives and probably regret that they didn't pull the trigger on MOC earlier.
PC I would guess is smart enought to build the cost of firing a coach into the budget.
So 2 years left on CJ's contact. Time to think like the JJ's.
First round bounce or some other disaster like another 3-0 come back or something similar. They won't really get much mileage out of firing him at the end of the disaster, that won't sell any tickets as everyone will forget over the summer and "gee! look! a new coach!" doesn't really excite that many people come fall.
And don't forget that you can sell a lot of hot dogs in those playoff games.
Thinking and writing at the same time here, I guess it would simply be ticket sales.
With the team achieving playoff quality, ticket sales are pretty good.
So no immediate need to pull the plug on CJ.
They would probably be OK with eating one year of contract, but not 2.
When they do it, they have to get maximum traction with the black and gold faithful.
So it has to be Neely that makes the announcement, fans would love to think the quintessential Bruin is taking names and kicking tail.
My conclusion: we're stuck with CJ for another year no matter what.