If we had to choose today who would coach next year, I can't understand why anyone would not vote for Gainey..
If I had to choose one other than Gainey I choose Lever simply cause he is already a leader of many on the team and has Gainey's confidence.
The only reason why I wouldn't want Gainey to remain coach is because eventually the players stop listening no matter who the coach is. Then we'd lose Gainey, which would really be a shame. I'd rather he continues building an awesome team.
The guy has won with our kids and he will know a lot of the kids that make the team next year and is a players coach. He has been in this league for almost 40 years as player and coach so the experience is there.
The answer is can he coach, not is he French!
Media needs to look at that, anyone remember Mario Tremblay?
What's wrong with Crawford? He did a great job in Vancouver, and he implemented a speedy attacking style there. Sounds like a good fit to me. Plus: he learned french when he was coaching the Nordiques.