Another solid signing, Edler on board for below market value. Guy is our new Ohlund, underrated in every aspect of the game and an absolute trooper who you don't really notice unless he's not there.
Now I want to say, because some people are actually taking this ridiculous argument seriously, here's a postscript to my earlier post on this topic:
ThaBestPlaceOnEarth, on 17 January 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:
Results since Gillis took over:
Year 1: won division, 3rd in conference, 7th overall, lost in 2nd round
Year 2: won division, 3rd in conference, 5th overall, lost in 2nd round
Year 3: first overall, lost in finals
Year 4: first overall, lost in first round
Year 5: TBA
I feel like this is fairly self-explanatory but apparently not, so let's look at the previous years:
07-08: last in division, 11th in conference, 20th overall, missed playoffs, Nonis fired, Gillis hired
06-07: won division, 3rd in conference, 8th overall, lost in second round
05-06: 4th in division, 9th in conference, 17th overall, missed playoffs, Crawford fired, Luongo acquired
03-04: won division, 3rd in conference, 7th overall, lost in first round
02-03: 2nd in division, fourth in conference, 6th overall, lost in second round
01-02: 2nd in division, 8th in conference, 15th overall, lost in first round
00-01: 3rd in division, 8th in conference,15th overall, lost in first round
Prior to 2000: missed playoffs four straight seasons
I get the feeling some people on these boards have only known that the Vancouver Canucks are a hockey team for a few years. Maybe those people should show some humility and not second-guess every decision? There was a time when we were overjoyed just to make the playoffs, you know. Having a team this good is not a fait accompli, y'all should feel privileged and lucky to enjoy watching it, and not stew over the coach or GM. Go back to your EA Sports if you think you can do better and don't drag down the rest of us who appreciate the historic rarity of a team this good in this city.
Edited by ThaBestPlaceOnEarth, 19 January 2013 - 10:18 AM.