From Vito Corleone himself...the big homie.
Just want to add a few personal thoughts to what Trevor, Jim, Travis and the players said to the media this morning.
First of all, I want to thank all our loyal Canucks fans.
I also want to personally apologize to you, because I understand how disappointed you are with how the season went
I know you’re disappointed, but, believe me, nobody is more disappointed than me!
Injuries played a role all year, but of course every team deals with injuries. As we build depth, we’ll handle them better.
This season our young players learned important lessons about how hard it is to win at the NHL level.
Now everybody in the organization needs to commit to the hard work and sacrifices needed to get better.
From me personally, from the ownership group on down, we all need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, how can I help this team get better.
It will happen. Late in the season we started to see the kind of team we are becoming—young, fast, gritty, all out hockey.
Without the Sedins, it’ll be very different next year. Their incredible skill, leadership and character can’t be replaced.
We’ll be a younger team, but a well-coached, well-managed young team can mature and come together quickly.
Look at Colorado and New Jersey this year, making the playoffs. Look at Arizona in the second half of the season. Look at our last 10 games.
Our goal is to be a perpetual contender. That journey starts right now. This city deserves another run at the Stanley Cup.
We’ve got the right management, first-rate coaching staff, and more great young talent than in a long time.
Thank you again for your support. It means everything to the players and everyone in the organization. We are all Canucks!
Without the Sedins, for me it seems the youth will shine, team will be filled with youthful energy and young leaders notably a one Bo Horvat.
Markstrom should in theory get better as that was basically his first real season as a #1, now he knows what to expect mentally.
I think they bring in a one year vet goalie (a guy who knows it's his job to be a backup with years of experience) & say adios to Nilsson. Let Demko play like 70% AHL - 30% NHL duties slowly grooming him for the NHL.
sounds like Evander Kane will return home to me, he embodies that skill set that management/coach is trying to implement of being a hardworking/skill team that plays with zestful energy in abundance.
They will keep a lot of cap space and will acquire more picks so they can be ready for any future dougie hamilton scenarios or just draft a lot of dmen.
A long time ago, a baseball player remarked: "If I owned a ballclub, I'd hire a $5,000 coach and a $15,000 scout."