RoyalDude wrote:I just love how everyone around here keeps rewarding Gillis one mulligan after another for the Canucks seemingly indifferent play this year, string of injuries, bad planning. Even though it was Gillis who assembled the team that AV has to coach with this year, yet AV is not rewarded the same walkover welcoming matt into the loving open arms of the likes of you that Gillis gets.
I guess with the great play of MayRay this year, they, the critics, needed to put a new face on the blame and most certainly it will not be the great Moneypuck Mike Gillis and his shite job this year, they just love him way too much and drum every excuse in the book for him.
Say hello to AV, he's every Canuck fans bitch nowadays.
Vigneault doesn't get the same treatment for several reasons (in no particular order)...
1. He's been here longer.
2. Gillis has given him the players that he wants. Gillis doesn't sign or trade anyone without consulting AV.
3. It I'd the coach's job to motivate the team and draw up a gameplan that works, both against the opponent and also for his collection of players.
The primary reason is the 2nd one. AV said he needed certain players to win that 16th playoff game. At the trade deadline last year GMMG got him those players. The team then played like crap and were bounced in 5 by the Kings.
Vigneault has apparently been trying to get the PP forwards to shoot more and pass less.....this isn't happening. The only guy shooting more is Garrison on the point. The Sedins pass up multiple quality shooting chances every game on the PP. If AV can't get some of the best players in the league to shoot more then I think it's the coach and not the players the GM gives him to work with.
But just to humor you a bit RD, and consider that maybe you're right about Gillis. I'll ask you one more time, what players has Gillis passed on or failed to trade? You go on and on about Gillis' shortcomings and what he hasn't done.....so lets hear what he could have done? Or are you just a whiny little bitch who complains that something is wrong but actually doesn't have the brains or the balls to suggest what could be, or could have been, done differently.