Hockey Widow wrote:Ownership has been fine. To my surprise. They spend to the cap and beyond and have given MG everything he has asked for. They have given him full autonomy. What more could a gm ask for really?
Arachnid wrote:Hockey Widow wrote:Ownership has been fine. To my surprise. They spend to the cap and beyond and have given MG everything he has asked for. They have given him full autonomy. What more could a gm ask for really?
Ownership gave us MG & AV, that is all.
Waffle wrote:HW, when the Dallas Stars announced the hiring of Jim Nill the only two other names that were tossed out as being considered were Ron Hextall who is an assistant in LA and Brian Burke. I don't know anything about Hextall's credentials to be a GM, and probably a lot of people won't know him from his playing days, but he was a fierce competitor as I am sure you know.
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
I'm getting tired of having a bunch of soft talented offensive guys who always seem to disappear during the playoffs. I'd rather have some guys who are not as talented, but will battle every night; even if they lose, they go down fighting. I know I'm sounding like cherry, but I'm tired of all the euros, i'd like to fill our roster with a bunch of good canadian kids.
Reefer2 wrote: 1) Canucks would never win the cup with AV as coach. AV is nothing but a defensive coach who will always revert to a trap when he should attack(see game 2 of this series), he was forced to play an attacking style of hockey by MG and he had the guns to do it. AV does not bring up young guys and give them a chance. AV cannot adjust his game within the game. Again AV has been made to look really great when he was given a team with the offensive talent this team had over the past 3 - 5 years.
Reefer2 wrote:2) Canucks have too many of the same type of players (Sedins, Raymond, & Hansen) who are soft perimeter players who can skate but don't go to the net. How many games night after night for the past couple of years have we seen all 3 forwards behind the net with no one in front. Cycle, cycle, cycle shot, shot blocked or goalie save but look no one in the dirty area to score. Kesler is the only player I would say at least trys to go to the net or deflect shots.
Reefer2 wrote:3) Edler & Bieksa are over rated, they are good but they are not true #1 more of #2b type of players. This is OK except when you count on them to be Weber type players. Do you remember when we all thought Edler was going to be the next Lindstrom, Edler is a guy who was in the right place at the right time. His numbers were what they were/are because he played on one of the most offensive talented teams, even now his numbers are there because he plays 25 mins a night and on the top PP unit. Give any D man that and plays with the Sedins and their number would be higher than expected. Not saying he didn't have the raw talent but I wonder about his success is more of the environment and not what he created. Where was Bieksa toughness against Boston, a lot of talk about this yet we see it so rarely that he lives on reputation of what he did the first few years of his career.
Reefer2 wrote:What pisses me off is that for the past 15 years, give or take a couple of seasons, the Canucks have had a top end team and we always seemed to either have a GM who wouldn't put the final pieces in (i.e. beach ball Dan) or a coach with an ego the size of Manhatt and played his favorite players instead of doing what is best for the team.
Lancer wrote:I don't think Gillis has lacked for trying to get those pieces to win it all. I think he just misjudged what he was getting and wasn't willing to part with assets needed to get what he could have got. I'd rather see that than Cheezeburglar's dithering and frittering away higher picks for slugs on the periphery (though Roy is starting to look like one such instance). For all the time, effort and money going into pro scouting and such, Gillis has struck out more than he's got on base. If he wants to stick around, that's one key area he needs to fix before we see another Ballard-type trade.
Lancer wrote:I think a lot of key pieces are still there, but the coach has to go.
RoyalDude wrote:classic gillis - giving luongo the captaincy and then stripping him of it.
Robert wrote:To me, I don't care who the captain is. It makes no difference who's wearing the stitching on the jersey. Each player will still be who he is and play as he does.
Definitely a mistake though.