Unlike the Bylsma/Pittsburgh situation, Gainey doesn't have the talent and the only person he can blame is himself. They sat around at the deadline and did absolutely nothing to help the team, so they fire Guy.
Not to mention totally fucking up last year's trade deadline and putting all their oeufs in Carey Price.
If anything, it's the Therrien/Pittsburgh situation. GM fucks up, coach takes the fall and is the scapegoat.
Except in this case, GM appoints himself coach.