whatever records in regular season is NOTHING.
we need the Cup.
If AV fails, we will find another coach. as simple as that.
Really and what makes you think that were the only team thats Entitle to the cup Tan. L.A been in the league longer then Vancouver so I guess The Kings should get the cup then. Guess what Tan ! EVERYBODY WANTS THE CUP!!! NOT JUST US!!!
If its that simple who do you suggest? MACTAVISH? Remenber Edmonton.After that cup run then what? Fact is Scotty Bowman didn't win the cup right away with Detroit after winning Division titles and President trophy's either. Lindy Ruff been with Buffalo for over 10 years and yes tan they're without a cup the same amount of time. So should Lindy get fired too? Barry Troz has been Nashville's only coach. Two of the longest serving coaches in the NHL. But neither one of them has won two Presidents trophy,A trip to the finals, and winning 5 Division titles in six years as AV has, but you think that a short playoff trip should be the end of AV? Maybe maybe not. Be careful what you ask for? The next coach might be worse then AV or make the team worse!
You think that Vancouver is playing low scoring on purpose?..Yup Jonathan Quick HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AT ALL ?
Last year in the finals then I guess your telling us Boston was playing a low scoring in the three games they lost in the finals when they only scored a total of two goals,but it had nothing to do with ROBERTO was playing right Tan. Or the fact we only scored 8 goals in the finals had nothing to do with the steller goaltending of Timmy Thomas.
Yes we decided to give up shorthanded goals just for fun in the LA SERIES because the Canucks had a low scoring mindset. Alex Edler and the rest of the defense decided to leave their goaltender out to dry because they want to play low scoring games.Then what game were you watching? If they had played like THE Capitals then I would agree.Look at the shots on goals Tan?? Look at the shots for the last few games. Washington barley had any shots on Thomas and played a defensive style hockey, and it took Boston to overtime 1-0. Does that mean Boston was playing a low scoring mindset was what you call it!
Nashville beating Detroit 3-2 and vise vera must mean Detroit is doing the same thing ..LOW SCORING MINDSET!!!
Had you been reading what we been trying to tell you in your last thread instead of believing what you thinks are facts are right then you would understand that teams in lower seeds are going to tighten up the defense. Are you going to tell us that PHX AND sj are the better team on paper then the Blues and Chicago or that the Blues and Blackhawks are a low scoring team? The '82 Edmonton Oilers prove that you can score lots of goals but without steller goaltending you can still lose a first round series to a lesser opponent!!
Gillis had stated before, He been trying build a team on how the league should be officiating. CMON TAN !! Look at some of the calls ?
Bitz gets a suspension in which he should have but Weber gets a free pass on smashing Zetterburg face in the glass.
What did you think Gillis was thinking last year when Marchant was getting away with using Danny as a punching bag in the finals. I'm not saying the officials are the reason they loss ,but its definately hard on Gillis and AV as to what team to put together as in skill and speed like last year or try and play a physical style. Nothing is perfect TAN. Teams have to work thru it. What fustrated Gillis and AV is inconsistency from the officiating and league
You may not like whats going on but it happens If you played the game you would understand in playoffs. Teams like VANCOUVER have more talent don't have the mindset of having a low scoring game.Your going to run into a hot goaltender playing at the right time and the team playing in front of him may not be as talented may sit back and wait for you to make the mistakes. Go back to the '82 CANUCK team that went to the finals tan. They had a record below .500. They didn't get there because of their scoring talent .They got there because of hot goaltender,defense, but they sat back and waited for the opponent to make a mistake.
Edited by canacks1970, 14 April 2012 - 01:24 AM.