The Florida Panthers are a Joke

Back to back QMJHL championships.

Memorial Cup Champion.

Led NHL team to Franchise Record season, including Division Championship.

Finalist to Coach of the Year (NHL) in 2015-16 season.

107-65-25 NHL coaching record.  

Sitting 2 points out of a playoff spot, 22 games into the young NHL season.

Looking at the accomplishments of Gerard Gallant, many would believe he would considered as a successful hockey coach.  Not the Florida Panthers upper management.  Gerard Gallant has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach because of what is reported as a "disagreement of team direction with ownership."  

Gerard Gallant is seen as a players coach.  Players love him as he is more of a friend and guide, and less of an army sergeant.  He is extremely respected around the league as one of the smartest hockey people in the world, and as a extremely abled NHL coach.  

This surprising move, has caused waves of anger around the hockey world.  Many pointing fingers at a too involved ownership group, and a questionable management group.  

It's fair to say the ownership and management have a lot of explaining to do.  This is a team that has high expectations, however it is also a team that has missed 3 top 9 forwards (Jokinen, Bjugstad, Huberdeau) for extended periods of time.  

As a long time Panthers fan, it's disgusting to see such an unbelievable move take place.  

Gerard Gallant, congratulations on becoming the 1st Head Coach in Vegas Golden Knights history.