I was a little upset that Gallant wasn't available when the Flames fired Hartley and/or the Flames didn't keep Hartley for one more year. Gulatzan is an adequate coach but he isn't a great coach. He could be someday if he commits to self improvement, but he isn't the coach to lead the Flames to reach their potential right now. I honestly believe that the Flames could easily be the top in the Pacific with a better coach. A few players are under performing for Glue Gun. It takes him too long in the year to get his team to buy into what he's selling and when they do they burn themselves out trying to catch up and/or they quickly fall back to their lackadaisical ways. Now, Gallant. He's a great coach. The only teams that don't want him already have somebody great. What Gallant is doing with VGK is simply amazing. I can't look at their roster and honestly tell myself that they are a top 5 team in the league. I didn't think they would be worst in the league as the expansion teams would typically be, but I was certain they would miss the playoffs and by this time of year they would already be talking about trading away rentals at the deadline. Gallant deserves a tonne of recognition for how he has got the players to gel and play better than expected.