I really would like to know why people seem to think the Yorks could have hired any of the HCs who are currently out of the game.
People seem to think just cause so and so is available doesn't mean they'd want to coach here. Especially two or three years ago. This team was in such a mess there was nothing to work with and would have been a very very painful evolution to turn the team around and would have most likely led to a black mark on an otherwise stellar career.
Now that the team is out of salary cap hell and has a talented core group there is something to work with and only has upsides when properly coached and utilized.