Ronning's Ghost wrote:
SKYO wrote:Like it or not this team is built and stuck around the old Sedins, so you make the best of the situation, as with them even if 70% healthy this team can't tank fully, and that's with or without Miller.
We can't sensibly argue about policy if we don't agree on the facts. I don't believe the post 2013 Sedins in carefully controlled minutes could have outscored the inevitable mistakes of a Lack/Markstom goaltending duo and a defence featuring pre-psychotherapy Luca Sbisa. If you think they could have, well, I'm glad there is a Canucks fan who gives them that much credit and respect.
To this very day, the Sedins are "still" drawing other team's most effective counter measures. That makes it look worse than it is.
Horvat's line is emerging but 1/3rd of that is Burrows, not a perfect case scenario.
Eriksson & Sutter are to some degree, under performing, that doesn't help.
Would I have moved on without them 3 or 4 years ago? Yes, but most thought that foolish.
It is what it is. We need to be harder to coach against.
Note; Some of the Sedin's bad habits have been there for a very long time.
Extremely slow getting off the ice.
Hooking & tripping penalties cause they've stayed out too long.
These aren't new things.
Another note; Surprisingly, It isn't Miller having problems conforming to the mandatory goalie equipment. He already has. Rumor has it, it's the other guy.