Would I like to see him replaced? Yes, probably. But I think part of the problem on the PP lies with Jagr and his philosophies about how he wants to play it. If Jagr goes, then we might see what Pearn can do to improve the power play because it won't be dominated by a stubborn player like Jags.
If Pearn wants to go be a head coach somewhere else I doubt the Rangers would stand in his way. I don't think he's terrible but it's obvious that someone should take the fall for the failures of the PP this year.
As we first mentioned a few weeks ago, Rangers assistant Perry Pearn is a natural candidate for the vacant Panthers head coaching job given not only his league-wide reputation, but also his close ties to GM Jacques Martin.
Pearn was an assistant under Martin for several years in Ottawa, which may make him the leading man for the job. But there are others in the running, including Pat Quinn and perhaps the recently-fired Paul Maurice.