Meds wrote: Potatoe1 wrote:
I do think that AV is too much of a "one step at a time" type guy. He never seems to worry about what's coming down the road. That concerns me a great deal.
Do you have an example?
You're getting to sound like a broken record with this kind of response Pot. Kinda like RD or that guy on the old site who would spell check everyone's posts.
I think people should at least attempt to back up what they say, don't you?
Just because someone doesn't have a specific example doesn't mean they aren't entitled to an opinion.
Vigneault IS a conservative coach. There is no question about that.
And yet the Canucks don't play a conservative style and have been a league leader in goal scoring for the past 3 seasons. I would suggest your point is highly debatable.
He does play favourites with some players and seems to ride others into the press box.
Rookies do struggle under him, not because they have to earn their ice time, that makes sense, but because he expects them to play perfect.
Lets have a look at the rookie players who not only performed under AV, but actually performed above expectations.
Kesler, Burrows, Edler, Tanev, Hansen, Bieksa, all developed directly under AV and every one of them performed well above their draft expectations.
Now lets see your list of Rookies who regressed under AV and were set back by his coaching?
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Young players also need the time with experienced players who are of like playing style or a complimentary style. They also need to be given second chances, not terrified they'll be back down to the farm because they missed an assignment or turned the puck over.
I agree, see Hansen and Kassian with Sedins. See Raymond with Kesler. See Hodgson with Malholtra and Higgens. See Edler with Ohlund or Salo. See Bieksa with Mitchell. Tanev with Ballard.
The bottom line is that AV's track record with young players has been very good. People may not like the way he has managed them but it's a results oriented business and his methods have yielded results.