Well, this is much more inspired.
The NHL is a bit like a 5-year-old that refuses to eat blue cake because he's never eaten blue cake before and he's afraid that all the other kids will look at him funny if he eats the blue cake ('cause everyone else has yellow cake).
Caveat: Hartsburg may be a great choice. DeBoer may have been a bad choice. My contention is with the predictability and conservatism of hockey people.