All time power move here by the Panthers. Just leaving their now former coaches on the side of the road in North Carolina after losing to the Hurricanes. Gallant was the runner up for Coach of the Year last year, and today is hailing cabs in downtown Raleigh while checking Expedia for flights home.
They were legit helped into a cab by some old dude in a Hurricanes hat. Does not get more disrespectful than that:
Even better the new head coach is no other than……
And if you don’t know who that is, well get ready, because it’s pretty awesome:
Yahoo - So why fire Gallant, especially after what he got out of this team last season?
Well, total managerial dysfunction is why.
We had Dale Tallon kicked upstairs in May after a division championship season, because he wasn’t hired on owner Vinny Viola’s watch. Rowe was named general manager, months into his career as a player personnel executive. He’s actually more qualified as a Panthers coach: This is Rowe’s first general managing gig in the NHL. He joined their front office on Jan. 1, 2016, after coaching their AHL affiliate for three years. Yes, coaching.
AHL Coach->NHL GM->NHL Coach/GM.
Power moves on power moves by the Panthers front office tonight. It’s like Game of Thrones type shit from Rowe. Entire team might be named after him if you give him enough time.