Still a free country...you crack me up...
....They aren't the same guy?
Nah! Boudreau has cuter cheeks. :grin:
Contracts can be negotiated to say whatever the parties involved decide, within the limits of any bargaining agreement.
Is there a NHLCA (NHL Coaches Association) agreement that states a coach must remain the employee of team as long as the length of the contract?
They may have to pay him as long as the length of the contract, but if he declines to be paid, then where is the breach of contract if he decides to work for someone else?
"Yes, we fired you, but you must sit at home and take our pay and not work for anyone else unless we say so".
Sounds good, for Communist China.
Nice meltdown in Boudreau's Anaheim debut.
And it works that way in the non-sports world too, but since there are so many industries and jobs, the diversity of contracts is much higher. I've reviewed these kinds of contracts and see non-compete clauses, which is exactly what this is and why teams have to seek permission from the fired coach's team to hire him.
It's Boudreau's fault. He has clearly lost the room and his system sucks.
He should be fired and replaced by a better coach.