What’s done is done. You can take what you want from this interview. Whether or not Rowe was sincere about Gallant. How it went down. How they would’ve done it differently. Me on the other hand? I’m picturing Gallant and Mike Kelly in a rental car driving from Fort Lauderdale Airport back to BB&T center to clear out their office. The GPS tells them to turn right. Gallant slowly veers right.
Mike Kelly: Gerard, what are you doing?
Gerard Gallant: The GPS says to turn right.
Mike Kelly: It means stay towards the right and go around the canal.
Gerard Gallant: Maybe it’s a shortcut, Mike. It knows where it’s going.
Mike Kelly: It can’t possibly mean that, there’s no road here!
Gerard Gallant: THE MACHINE KNOWS! STOP YELLING AT ME!
** Gerard proceeds to drive into a canal off of 595 **
Gerard Gallant: Everyone always wants new analytics. Everybody likes new corsi, new fenwicks. Hockey players will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business and Hockey are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake and getting you fired. And to me the choice is easy.
So yea this is how I’m dealing with this team currently. Molding the scenarios into a hit comedy TV series that’s been off TV for the past 4 years. Boston tonight. Panthers win 5-1.