I honestly don't think lack of motivation is a problem with Vancouver, Even by going through the motions, we will make the playoffs. Once playoffs start, there is no denying that Vancouver is highly motivated.
I mean think about the 1st play in last year's playoffs with Booth and Kes flying in on the forecheck making a huge hit on Doughty.
The problem I have with AV is his lack of answers once a team finds a way to neutralize his strategy.
My problem is that he does the same thing over and over again when it's clearly failing.1
Thats why we need an Xs and Os guy rather than a cheer leader on the bench.
To be fair, MG has done a poor job of getting him options. He has the same pieces year after year and when MG does make a change it's more of the same. I think MG is wearing out his welcome as much, or more than AV. He started out with big, bold plans, but has been, imo, a lame duck for 3 years.