I am going to agree with RedStorms post. I think for what happened this year, the Coach did a good job. Sure I'm disappointed not being in the playoffs, but for all the hurt we had this year--we did pretty well. And it was just last week I think on Versus that during one of the breaks they were talking about their choices for Coach of the Year. Engblom picked a coach (I don't remember who) but the other guy (Keith Jones I believe) chose Lavi. He said the exact same thing--the man came thru with all the River Rats that were brought up and he had Samsonov do things he never did with his old team--and we did quite well with what was going on. He said he would give a vote for Lavi (after he made his spiel Engblom agreed with him).