If they make the playoffs they don't go anywhere because of the rooster and that's on Lou. Does DeBoer mis-manage the team absolutely. Does DeBoer not have a system this rooster can play, yes he does. Does DeBoer adjust the system to fit playing the opponents absolutely NO. But it is Lou that selected this mess or kept this mess or wrote these contracts. Sorry you are drinking the Kool-Aid.
I'm not drinking the kool-aid. I'm saying: Can we at least see what another head coach would do with this team, before we label them a complete mess? The trajectory of this team is a Top 5 draft pick at the end of the year. I'm not sure if a squad with apt\satisfactory forwards, and an all-star goalie with a Sv% between .915 and .920 is really THIS bad.. sorry.
..if that means I'm looking at the team through red & black glasses, then so be it. But I would like to at least see someone else other than DeBoer give it a try before tanking\giving-up\blowing it all up.. etc.