Shockwaves were sent throughout the National Hockey League today when it was announced that the Vegas Golden Knights had fired head coach Gerard Gallant.
Gallant had been the bench boss for the Golden Knights since their inception in 2017, and led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first year. And while this season hans’t been entirely unsuccessful with a 24-19-6 record, Vegas isn’t where management wants.
Of course, Gallant is a former Detroit Red Wings forward, having suited up in the Winged Wheel for nine years. Could his former teammate Steve Yzerman bring him back to Detroit? That’s what fans are hoping for:
Wings should Hire Gerard Gallant.
— NHL Talk (@LtalkNh) January 15, 2020
Welp. I have to believe Gerard Gallant would instantly become a leading contender for the Detroit Red Wings HC gig insofar a change is/was to be made with Jeff Blashill. Former Red Wing. Played w/ Stevie Y. Makes too much sense. #LGRW #NHL
— T. Darkseid (@TylersTake_) January 15, 2020
— Tim Larry (@Tim_Larry31) January 15, 2020
Gerard Gallant to Detroit next season? Hmmmm
— HockeyTampa (@Mappy1563) January 15, 2020
Please Steve Yzerman, get rid of Blashill right away! Detroit Red Wings cannot afford to let Gerard Gallant slip under their nose a second time.
— Double Trouble (@ToppeNette) January 15, 2020
Just wondering… Does Gerard Gallant land on his feet back in Detroit with longtime teammate, line mate, and close friend Stevie Y?#RedWings
— Ray Sheppard (@razr26) January 15, 2020
Gerard Gallant, come back to Detroit! We need you
— Chris Sutter (@TheSutterKing) January 15, 2020