Several scouts told us there was a disconnect between Clouston and his players. Kelly McCrimmon had this to say about the firing on the team's website.
"I have given a great deal of thought to our coaching situation for the upcoming season, I do not want uncertainty with this important position and as a result have decided we will not have Cory return next season. He will perhaps have opportunities to coach professionally, failing that, we will honor the second year of his contract."
McCrimmon hasn't made any decision yet about next year, but there are several possibilities. Does he had the reins to long time assistant Dwayne Gylowoychuk? Does he step back behind the bench? Or does he poach an up and coming assistant like Steve Hamilton in Edmonton or Mike Vandenberghe in Moose Jaw who was an assistant in Brandon for a stint?
As for Clouston, he could end up coaching his alma mater, as the University of Alberta Golden Bears job is up for grabs right now.