I didn't want this to become a war of sides ahah, but my main problem is that. Kassian scored 5 goals when the twins played BAD. And he cleared paths for them with his body, how good could he be with them playing this good? Why break up Raymond Shredder and Hansen? WHy doesnt Higgy center Booth and Burr? And why cant Lappy stay on the 4h with Wise and mr fists?
And wtf is up with our D pairings? Why arent Ballard and Garrison regulars on the PP. Edler stays behind the net and makes bad plays when he doesnt move his feet. No tactics AT ALL!! And now KNOWING AV hes guna but Barker on the PP, probably sit Ballard. Da faq?
Why not have:
Alberts, I.R - Bieksa
frack its like COMMON SENSE!!! imo....people dont have to agree.
Common sense???? Right.
Kassian was moved off the Sedin line for a couple of reasons. First, Kassian was scoring but the Sedins weren't exactly as dangerous as we need them to be so the smart decision is to put them in a line where they already have more of a comfort level built up. Kass also has a penchant for the odd giveaway so AV moved him down the lineup a bit. Smart decison as the Sedins' game showed marked improvement. Kassian has seen a few shifts with the Sedins since being moved off as well.
Raymond , Schroeder and Hansen was an interesting speed line and not horrific defensively but they didn't exactly continue to produce, Schroeder, not at all.
Sorry AV's line juggling is very standard fair in the NHL or any decent level of hockey. You make line decisions based on things that happen during the game, who's playing well, who's struggling. If you don't then you should have your ass canned as a coach. As a staff they are also trying their best to mask the C ice deficiency and the injury to Bieksa.
D pairing is the same thing as line changes. Ballard on the PP. He has barely contributed offensively, isn't a gret puck mover or PP QB and doesn't have a huge shot. And for those that say he was playing better this year I beleive that is accurate. However was
is the key word. Watch some video, there are the more glaring turnovers but most noticeable is Ballard's penchant to chase his check rather than cover an area which causes your teammates to be out of position which has led to goals.
I will agree that Edler has been awful and I would love to see them watch a game form the press box. However when he plays well he can really make a difference. My guess is they are hoping he plays himself out of this current funk.
As far as Barker on the Powerplay, why not? He used to be on the Chicago Power play and was very successful. Yes, it's been a few years and he hasn't been great in stops in Minnesota and Edmonton but so far with us he has shown himself capable of moving the puck and getting shots through to the net.
Just to finish up, who says AV isn't getting some heat? You don't know what is happening behind closed doors. And I'm not sure what media you have been watching but I've seen lots of discussion or stories around the Canucks woes and AV.
I think his successful history should allow a little more leeway when the team performs poorly to try and turn things around. With that said I do agree that if we miss the playoffs or have a poor Playoff performance it maybe time to shake things up but he doesn't deserve toi be canned at the first sign of trouble.
Most of the comments I see from people about AV and his coaching just tells me how many people on CDC have little or no knowledge about hockey or have spent any decent amount of time coaching elite levels of hockey.