Believe me when I tell you that I 100% understand this sentiment, but I don't think that there's any realistic result this year that will result in MB's firing.
A few years back we had a great record, but it was pretty obvious to anybody watching the games that the team was actually playing pretty badly and it was just a matter of Price carrying us through. Bergevin had made some pretty questionable decisions to focus on grit and character (not to mention his choice of head coach) and I was pretty upset with him back then, but I couldn't really fault management for not making a move - who's going to argue with the guy who's brought your team to first place?
Cut to the next year, though, and Carey got hurt. What followed was a pretty predictable run of bad results (although I don't think anybody predicted that they'd have literally their worst run of hockey in 80 years, but there it is). "Well," I thought, "this is no fun to watch but at least we'll finally get to see some changes at the top - Therrien will be out and Bergevin has finally had a chance to see what his team really looks like without Price to mask everything. We'll make the right moves and then we'll finally have a real contender of a team!". But lo, instead of learning any great lessons, Bergevin came out of that season with only two ideas: we were unlucky that Price was hurt, and we have to try harder. Therrien was soon given a contract extension.
At that point it was pretty clear to me that there was nothing that Bergevin could do that would get him fired, and it was clear that the team wasn't getting any better. After the summer with the Subban and Eller trades I realized that I wasn't even really enjoying watching the team anymore, and since then I've pretty much moved on and only caught a few games (plus playoffs) over the last number of seasons.
So why am I bringing this up now? Well, I'm over it . I'm still not a Bergevin fan - far from it - and I'm not thrilled that he made it through the summer without addressing the biggest hole in the team on defence. But we've got some exciting new players now, both the young kids and guys like Domi, and for the first time in a long time I've at least got some optimism that we could be moving in the right direction. It's also been long enough that this feels like a "new" team to me, and watching no longer frustrates me by reminding me of what could have been. I wholeheartedly agree with Ted above that they need to make a stronger move towards either winning now or towards selling our veterans, but even if nothing happens I still think that we're going to have a reasonably talented team that should be fun to watch. I'm looking forward to seeing how things shake out this year... and maybe still holding out a bit of naive hope that Bergevin has at some point learned form his experience.