I think it's hard to hold the lockout season against anyone - that was a goofy year. And only 3 games into this season?
The guy took them to the finals 3 years ago and he just got the ax because of a bad year during a goofy season and 3 games? With his GM citing a 'gut feeling' and his owner upset about the pre-season results?
Sorry, but that's dysfunctional, IMO. Organizations that do shit like that just spin their wheels.