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Ian Esplen Nails The Coaching Problem (Must Read)

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It seems as if it was written by a fan, rather than an analyst.

A bitter fan at that. Hockeybuzz really? Other than Andy Strickland that site is useless.

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AV always says he lets the players figure it out for themselves. Maybe thats the issue?

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No topic you ever post should be described as "must read", without a "not" separating those two words.

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Any topic I post should be separated by: No rats allowed.

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Viggy is a chump. We need a real coach. Same team last year with an NHL calibre thinker on the bench would be trying for the back to back cup win this year. nuff said.

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No topic you ever post should be described as "must read", without a "not" separating those two words.

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look who's talking

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I actually put some heat on AV for not pulling Luongo when he is clearly off of his game in really , really big games. Multiple chicago series, boston series. Instead, he lets Luongo stay in and get lit up time after time. This has absolutely destroyed Lu at times and has given him a choker label. If he had pulled Luongo after the game was out of reach (but only let in a few) and it was clear that Luongo was off of his game, Luongo's 'choker' meltdown would not exist. I'm not saying it doesn't mean that Luongo didn't complete meltdown in some games but AV just made it incredibly worse by not forcing Luongo to leave the game. Luongo is a fighter and always wants to stay in, but it was up to AV to get him out of there waaaaaaaaaaay sooner. Screw AV.

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Even Henrik said he was fine with the hit.

Vigneault didn't "throw Henrik under the bus". He made a reasonable comment about a hard, clean hit. The message: suck it up and play through it. But then AV knew that anyway. That's what a good captain does, Henrik missed a shift, then played well the rest of the game.

Patting players on the back after they make mistakes is great if they're peewees. Adults don't need to be coddled. And there're plenty of times when Bowness gives instruction to players on the bench -- (without the love taps and flowery encouragement).

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AV can not do a coaches job at this level and never has been able to.The Canucks have won in spite of him not because of him,not once in all the years he's been here has never been able to motivate this team,when they are in a slump it's always been a players only meeting that has brought change and whenever AV has been faced by a great coach he can't adjust.No cup in Van until we get a real NHL level coach !

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A must read for understanding why one should never abuse the phrase must read. People have different standards of what must read means and if yours isn't high then like the OP you come across as dumb-like

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Who is Ian Esplen and what kind of credentials does he have that would encourage anyone to listen to what he has to say?

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While this run isn't entirely AV's fault, he sure shares some of the blame. Booth/Kes on same line? Switching up working pairs before playoffs to confuse everyone, then have them back together again? I don't understand what he does, but he did lead us to game 7 of the SCF. So.... yeah. :emot-parrot:

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You realize that AV is the head of a TEAM of coaches the Canucks have. If you want to see someone whisper in people's ears on the bench you look at Bowness. AV tells Bowness what to say and Bowness relays it to the players.

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