I'm not sure this is remotely fair, but Hitch will probably have to be out with a first-round loss, or maybe even a second. You have to be able to sell something resembling tickets for next year. It's not his fault that all of these injuries have happened, or that the Ott/Miller trade has been such a colossal failure, but he's the easiest thing to change, and he hasn't won a thing.
I don't think it's fair. If we lose first round and get off to a slow start next year, maybe. But, he's safe until the start of next season I think. I also don't think that people are going to stop buying tickets because of this. I mean, it certainly hasn't helped, but I think they'll sell a lot of tickets next year regardless.
I'm positive that people won't buy season tickets if they're out in the first round. If you tell the fans, "Hey, look, we were an abject failure last year, and we're not changing a thing, and tickets are more expensive", a significant percentage will say, "Call me after fifty games and maybe I'll buy playoff tickets." The only way to get fans in the seats is to show that you're changing something significant. And Hitch is the easiest significant thing to change.
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