Alright, your Panther cheering is going a little overboard. Charron was in charge of our offense and PP. Our PP was great last year.
If anything, Kitchen should be the one let go because our defense sucked last year and that was his area.
The wrong guy got let go.
I'll agree - our offense looked really good in first periods last season. Not so much in 2nd and 3rd periods...in fact, it was missing from those periods.
As for our defense sucking, though - I think that was more the defensemen than coaching issues. Technically they were covering their assignments and had proper positioning in most cases. They just sucked at fighting battles along the boards, beating opponents to pucks in their own ends, and clearing pucks from the zone, at least to my recollection.