Barber's wife Jenny died in 2001-'02 during that season. I can't imagine that did him any favours. They were married 30 years way back when Bill met her while he was a Kitchener Ranger in juniors. Maybe he wasn't the same mentally? Who knows? But that was an era in Philly where they replaced goalies/coaches like it was going out of style. I guess in a way they still do. Anyway, I remember Keith Primeau being a big advocate of firing Barber. I always found that a little funny, who is a worse playoff performer than Primeau?