Do you think Brian Burke will fire Ron Wilson at one point during his tenure (as GM)?
Just a question. I know there is absolutely no pressure for the next two years or so. I just saw that after we won this game Ron Wilson looked so unbelievably relieved, like he needed the win (he didn't). Also looking at Tom Renney, etc. It's obviously conceivable that, while they are friends, Ron Wilson will find himself in a position in the next few years that he needs to make the playoffs or be cut if we have the talent at one point that pretty much demands a playoff spot.
Thoughts? Do you think they will be fired together?
Rutherford had no problem firing Maurice. It's a business.
When Burke gets the players he wants and feels they have a team that should be competitive, if Ron Wilson holds them back he'll be fired. He definitely has immunity this season and will have some next year too assuming some modest acquisitions and slightly higher expectations.
Not in these first years, definitely not. RW is doing a fine job also, y'all is winning games and that offense is just GREAT with THESE players. I would be very happy the way you play offense, keeping the puck, being active, with this roster. With this part of the game, RW has done a very good job already. Already.
i think if it comes to it then burke will fire him.. no doubt.. because he knows wilson wouldnt take it personally.. i do not however see him firing him in a situation where its like im about to lose my job so ill fire wilson as a last ditch effort... like others have said tho.. were in good hands they'll make us competitive
He only has 4 fours on his contract... given our current situation I do not see him being fired within those 4 years. Getting an extension is another question, if anything that will be up to Wilson to consider and to see if he likes the team or if he's having fun as well. I think if Burke is successful this year at the deadline and at the draft and even through next year and can change this team around, then he will stay and RW will stay and they will build this team together for at least a few years past RW's contract.