Step 1: Fire AV, Newell Brown, Bowness.
Step 2: Hire Lindy Ruff, Another Special Teams Coach, and another associate coach.
Step 3: Trade Ballard or Garrison for a capable shutdown RH shot. When a lefty has to play Right D, he can throw the whole pairing off and screw up his positioning.
Step 4: Trade for a 3rd line center. Whether it be picks, prospects or even a player trade, (Schneider trade, Luongo trade etc,) We need that defensive 3rd line shutdown center.
Step 5: Bag Skate these lazy D-men and every time they play a bad game, take them out and replace them with other Candidates such as Barker, Alberts or Vandermeer.
I think these are the key changes the Canucks need to become a contender again and the firings of AV, NB, and Bowness will help light a fire under their butts to start performing.
1 + 2) I understand if you are "fire AV, hire Ruff", but your really suggesting we fire Bowness/Brown and you don't even have replacements? This just shows how much thought/objectiveness went into this...
3) Do you think you will get fair market value for either of those players at this point? Also, trading Garrison less than 20 games into a 6 year contract would look just fantastic to future FA's (sarcasm)
4) Schroeder has looked fine. But I can understand if you would want to bring in a guy like Belanger/Cullen at the deadline for cheap.
5) These are grown men... bag skating is just going to tire out this team more (especially in a condensed schedule).