People are thinking that firing Hitch is a desperate move to renew PSL’s and tix for next season. I’ve heard that many, many season ticket holders are so pissed off that renewing tickets is completely out of the question. Firing Hitch now, not back in December when it would have accomplished something or at the end of the season, when it would have been too late to help ticket sales, is a way for the CBJ to tell the fans, “Look, we know changes have to be made and trust us, we are working on that.” But smart people won’t even think about renewing until a coach and new staff is in place. And a draft is completed. And Filatov is settled.