Lou Lamoriello jolted the NHL world by firing Claude Julien in his first season as coach of the Devils 3 games before the playoffs despite the fact that the Devils were winners of their division and had won 4 of their last 5 games. The explanation he offered was that he didn't think they were playing well. Bob Gainey didn't follow suit. He allowed Guy Carbonneau to finish his first season as coach despite the team's rough patches, a lame effort against the Rangers in game 81, and an atmosphere of controversy. Should Gainey have relieved Carbonneau, who couldn't lead the Habs to as much as 92 points?