Funny you're the one focusing on just the Jack Adams award here but don't acknowledge the consistant finishes at the top of the league Stanley Cup appearance and Presidents trophies.
I never had an issue with Crow as coach, he's not better than AV though same goes for Ruff.
There is more to coaching than 1 award or 1 cup it is everything put together. AV is a good coach no matter how you try to dissect it you're an idiot if you think otherwise.
On the other end of the arguement I do believe if we have an early exit this year, this summer would be the ideal time to pull the trigger on a firing.
Take off the homer glasses. Also, defending your position through insulting the person attacking the position merely shows your own position as weak. Try not to do that.
See what he's had to work with in the past 6 years. The level of talent on this team is spectacular. How many third period leads have the Canucks blown due to the "OK BOYS SHUT IT DOWN" in the third? When the first two periods are 70% in the other team's end, and the third is 80% in ours... who would you fault for that? The goalie?
Or the line 'slot machine' - Who plays on what line isn't a nightly decision, it's a shift-by-shift decision. It's extremely difficult to build chemistry with another player or other players when you spend your next shift with other players. This reduces efficiency in play flow, and leads to bad player output.
Along those lines, his total willingness to doghouse certain players for whatever reason, and prioritize others based on ... no criteria at all makes his man management skills extremely suspect.
Tactically, he's a nightmare. The powerplay (albeit that's supposed to be the responsibility of the offense, at some point the head coach needs to take responsibility) is too predictable.
Which brings me to predictable. In every multigame series we have featured in, if the other team has had anywhere near the talent of ours, we have either had extreme trouble, or lost. This is because the same game plan is followed, game in, game out, making it a lot easier to counter, despite the talent. By being unable to adjust to conditions presenting in the game, and influencing the players themselves to change it, he is creating a deficiency where none should be. It's a lot easier to see what is going on, who is not going where (etc) from standing on the bench than it is when you're out there. In the LA series last year for a recent example, Sutter was constantly giving information, morale, or whatever he was doing to the players on that bench. Every camera shot, you'd see him leaning over, talking to a player, pointing things out. AV stood back, chewing on the gum.
We didn't win the series.
And I hope you're not going to say that LA has more talent than the Canucks...