RoyalDude wrote:Here's the difference between you and I, Meds, when it comes to all things Canucks. You look for scapegoats, lower guys down the totem pole to throw under the bus. Me? I got straight to the top, the man in charge, the architect, the puppet master, string puller, top dog, king pin, buck stops here - Mike Gillis. He fucking sucks goat balls. AV has done an admirable job with this injury plagued season and key missing ingredients and a goalie whom Gillis won't but should have traded a long time ago for help somewhere else. I bet you blame AV for Gillis atrocious drafting record.
No. The difference between you and I, RD, is that when it comes to all things Canucks, I look wherever I see a problem, doesn't matter if it's at the top or the bottom, and I say why they should go and I say where I would send them and what I would try to do. That's what most people around here do who see problems and think there is a guy who should go or a move that should be made. But you don't. So we'll break down this post of yours.
Gillis has sucked goat balls? Ok. He should have traded Luongo somewhere a long time ago for help somewhere else. Alright, that's a given, and you'll get no argument from me on that. Well apparently he's been trying to do that for a while. He was trying before the lockout, and then he started trying as soon as the lockout was ended. So far the best offer he has gotten back was Bozak and a 2nd or something. At the deadline he was offered Scrivens and a couple of picks (not firsts). The offers haven't been there. But let's put you in his shoes. Who would you have traded Luongo for? Tell us? And be real, not a pipe dream. We know he asked for some good prospects from Florida, they said no thanks, price is too steep. So tell us what YOU would have done in his place. So far you have made it sound like all he has to do is pick up the phone and say, "Hey Dale, I want Bjugstad and Huberdeau for Louie.....oh, and throw in a 1st rounder and a backup goalie too." It's just that easy. So man up Dude, tell us how he should have done the job, don't just point to what he hasn't done. Tell us how he should of done it. Let's here it Dude.
Then let's look at coaching. Vigneault has done an admirable job during an injury plagued season. Ok. Let's say this season is a wash for judging Vigneault. Let's look at last year, and the year before and then compare them to this year. Are we seeing the same mistakes? Are we seeing the same problems on the breakout? Are we seeing the same players fucking up? Are we seeing the same lack of scoring? Are we watching them coast through games? Are we watching the same lack of intensity? Does the team unravel quickly? Has the PP been totally anemic all year? Has the team been on a steady decline and appeared completely predictable since 2011? The answer to all of those questions is yes.
And I hardly think that the coach is a low guy on the totem pole to be throwing under the bus. Throwing the likes of Ballard, Alberts, Barker, Lapierre, Weise, Sestito, Ebbett, Schroeder, Kassian, and Pinizotto, under the bus those guys are low on the totem pole here. Schroeder and Kassian are young players who need to develop, neither of them should be developing on the 4th line because neither of them are 4th line players. The rest of those guys are either 4th liners, 13th or 14th forwards, or 6th, 7th, and 8th on the blueline. And ya know what? The effort is almost always there from them. It's the core of this team that seems to have gone to sleep. It's the JOB OF THE COACH to wake them up and find ways to motivate them. Look at almost any team in pro sports, when you have talent like the Canucks have, the coach gets replaced before core guys get replaced. Then, if there is still no change, then you start moving key pieces and re-tooling in order to spark the team and fill in the holes.
So Gillis is at fault for one thing, not replacing the coach after watching the same shit show for the last 2 years. The team is stale. There is no spark lately and no switch to be flipped, apparently, and coaches who have top talent that goes stale often find themselves looking for another job.