Sigh, and here is the fundamental difference in opinion. When you have high character vets like Knuble and Chimera and Brouwer, what else is needed in terms of leadership? Arnott was a leader and couldn't save us from ourselves. At some point you have to look at the one leadership spot that hasn't changed in 4 years.
There is no difference in opinion.
But adding a few players to the area of review is as necessary as the coach. However unlike Ero, I'd get rid of the coach before I traded high quality players. You need to see what just any new voice would do to their performance. And that new voice is going to need time to evaluate those players as well.
The difficulty is you likely aren't going to get a full time coach this year if BB is fired. So your new fulltime coach isn't going to be able to opine on the short-termers who may move out like Semin.
WRT the players who talked about... none of them have the influence of Ovi. Especially on the other young guns. Those guys are there to assist the coach in "helping" the young, stubborn guns. And whatever reason, its not working to date.
im looking forward to seeing what the caps are made of here. theyve come out playing as hard as they have all season, you can just see it in the finishing of checks and effort put into every quick pass on the PP.
now that theyre behind, it'll be interesting to see if the intensity keeps up or if they go into the tank that easily...