Cornuck wrote:Assuming we lose this series, do we see AV next year?
It's very hard to fire your coach (sorry Trouble) for finishing up where you think your team ranks up.
Bear in mind, Chicago is a good team. Can we beat them? I think we can, and this team has proved they have the talent to do so.
BUT, if MG feels that this team was outcoached SEVERLY and advanced past LA despite their coaching, then maybe. I dunno. I can't see a situation where you fire a coach because he took his team to the second round of the playoffs.
AV hasn't kept control of his bench. Which is a big no-no. Then again, Shane O'Brien was one of few Canucks that showed ANY emotion in game four.
MG wanted an offensively dymnamic team and AV provided that. He proved he can lead both a defensively responsible team (06-07) and an offensive dynamo (this season). He gave the GM what he desired.
In short... I don't know, and I don't think anyone else here will be able to comment on what the feeling is in that dressing room. I don't think AV can be faulted for what the Canucks have done this season. I think that he's probably on a shorter leash than some (given expectations but not compared to some like Calgary), but it's hard to fire a coach for taking you to where you finished in the standings (ie overachieve). I think it falls on the coach if you underachieve, and the GM if you severely underachieve. Based on standings the Canucks are about where they should be. And it ain't over yet.