Man, you're the epitome of pessimism towards the Canucks. You should seriously consider getting laid. Get a life, dude, and stop trolling.
Didn't know pointing out the truth is pessimism.
Would you rather me come on with my head up my *** and act like everything is all hunky dory and like we are slam dunks for the cup this year?
I want a cup badly, fans have waited a long time, to me this is one of, if not the best team we have had, this is a golden opportunity at a cup, and I want every chance to grab it.
When you see the same problems being repeated for a year and a half without change, I think it is fair to be frustrated.
See,,,youre' back already!
Bylsma did pretty good coming out of the junior leagues. There's lots of coaches out there that could be considered we don't evcen know of but I bet Gillis and the other GMs do.
Unless MG is willing to make some bold moves that could involve core players, the only change that is goinf to be significant to get this team playing at a higher level is to can the coaching staff.
Personally, aside from the Sedins (and right now Tanev) I would be willing to consider trading anyone on the roster if another GM had a piece that would shake things up.
This team plays too cerebral and seems to think that it can think and talent its way to victory. Not enough players willing to pay the price and leave it on the ice to get the win.
Club Canuck indeed.
When I said "I'm done" I didn't mean I would leave, more than I was extremely frustrated that we continue to sit here and not make changes, but I can see how you can take it that way.
I think we would be willing to trade alot of players if they make us better and increase our chances at a cup, but really it is tough to get the right fit in a trade, I like our team, we just need to make changes and get these guys playing the way they can, thusfar AV has shown he isn't able to get this team to play up to there capabilites. This is a huge red flag for me, seeing as half the season is almost gone and we have a losing record against playoff competition.
This is one of the best (and only sane) posts I've read in this PGT.
My vote is energy. They have the ability, they show flashes of it throughout games, but for lack of a better word 'coast' too often. Before this season I have never, NEVER, been in the Fire AV reactionary camp but it seems like the last option left for lighting a fire under the team's ass.
I don't agree, at all, with the mentality of blowing the team up. MG has done a good job of setting us up for a (relatively) smooth transition phase. We have some quality talent on the way, with Tanev, Schoeder and Kassian already learning to play at the NHL level, and some more can be expected through trades (Luongo, Ballard, and our surplus of wingers) in the near future. And our current window, if you believe in such things, is still very much open. We just need a way to repurpose the current big guns. More and more I agree that's in the coaching.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't about AV's failures, it's more about the necessity of change. Magicians create new illusions, musicians write new material. We need to get ahead of the curve again.
I agree, no reason to blow this team up, the personel is good, we just need to get more energy, more intensity and more focus, we need to make better decisions and make some neccisary changes.
At the very least if we don't fire AV, atleast bring someone else in to replace Bowness and/or Brown.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 27 February 2013 - 01:10 AM.