I appreciate the Ottawa Senators’ patience.
Guy Boucher and his staff will keep their jobs after the Senators went from the final four in the 2017 playoffs to 30th out 31 teams.
The general manager Pierre Dorion made it clear after the season that he felt his team was too slow and changes in the game plan were necessary.
So Boucher did what anyone would have done when put into a corner to keep his job. He went along with the boss and told him what he wanted to hear. He laid out a new game plan that is against the defensive first mindset Boucher has to appease the want in the organization to go younger and faster.
But let’s be real. As much as I like the Ottawa Senators for keeping with a coach that is a year removed from leading the team to the Conference Finals, we all know Guy Boucher is on a short leash.
With the roster Dorion has given him and the possibility that Erik Karlsson could be traded, things don’t look good for Ottawa or Boucher.
While Ottawa is being patient now, it seems to be 50/50 whether Boucher will still have his job by Christmas.