GM Joey made his first big move today by firing head coach Dave Tippett. I’m really happy with this move because I have never been happy with Tippett as coach of this team. He never had the guts to do what was really needed to motivate the team to play better.
This move kind of comes as a shock, but Joey met with the coaching staff for the first time earlier this week, and I have to think that Tippett was not all for whatever Joey wants to do with the team. Hicks said previously that he would never fire a coach because he believed it to be the GM’s job, so it must be Joey’s doing.
Maybe this opens the door for Mike Keenan (the Stars need someone to kick their asses) or Guy (the captain/father-in-law thing may be a bit much though) to come in and coach. I just hope that Stu stays as one of the assistants.
In Joey we trust. I believe he knows what he’s doing. And he didn’t trade my mom’s favorite player away the first chance he got, so he’s already gained more points than Armstrong or Hulljack.
As a closeted (sometimes not so closeted) Dave Tippett disliker, this news makes me :):)