Personally... I like Noel but I notice not a lot of people do not want him here. I think his post/pregame comments can be hilarious at times and his coaching sometimes can be seen as a "wtf?" but we must all keep in mind that he doesn't have a big resume and I'm sure over time he will be a really good coach.
Thrashers had 5 different coaches and only one of them was able to get them to first round in playoffs and that was Bob Hartley(coach of Calgary Flames now).
So with all the coaches that are jobless who would you like to see as the new jets bench boss if it were to happen?
Not very many top candidates available right now IMO. I'm not a Crawford fan, but he'd be a big improvement. Eakins probably wouldn't leave TO for this. Guy Carbonneau or Gerard Gallant would deserve some consideration.
From someone who knows very little about coaching, my observations are as follows:
During the game he might as well be in the press box instead of behind the bench. He appears to do NOTHING but watch the game. There is no engagement with the players, never giving them a pat on the back after a good shift or telling them about a mistake that they should avoid if they have done something wrong. I would think when you have a young team like we have, the coach should be much more engaged during the game.
The players are not stupid. They have almost had great success at one point in time. We have a roster full of high draft picks, several that have represented their countries in international competitions. Hockey is not that complicated of a game and it shouldn't take two years to get systems in place that our boys can learn and execute effectively. Something is either wrong with the systems or the way they are being explained.
Again, I know little of coaching, but a good coach should be able to motivate his players, have an effective game plan, and communicate the plan to his players so they can execute it on the ice. I really can't see where Noel is doing a great job in any aspect of these. I really like a lot of our players. Not so sure about the coach.