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Is it time for a new coach?

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Leafs and Ron Wilson = loosers

Leafs and Randy Carlyle = winners

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I don't believe the Sedins are doing that good right now anyways. Are we winning? NO. Would it hurt to play Kassian with the Sedins again? NO.

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Lets not carried away. He's never had a stacked team. He's had a good team but not stacked.

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The other problem with AV is his lack of being able to groom our young talent.

If we don't get Ruff I'd be very dissapointed but another guy I'd consider is Crawford. He has a real team here that he can coach. He won a cup with the Avalanche.

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Really, what have they won under Carlyle? Did they win last night? When was the last time they won? The Leafs have to make the playoffs before they can say they've won anything. Leafs are still a joke!

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That 2006 - 07 wasn't stacked?

I do like Ruff as a coach. And it's not his fault that the Sabres management couldn't keep their team together (unlike Gillis). However, Ruff's results are just as reliant upon the players on the ice as any other coach.

I wouldn't expect to see any huge differences (other than the honeymoon bump) in having Ruff here rather than AV.

regards,

G.

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Two question marks fulfills your requirement for snideness?

Whatever. Last thing I need to do with my weekend is argue with strangers on the internet.

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Maybe his voice wasn't being heard anymore and the same can be said for AV.

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It's time for an entire coaching staff change. Bowness has been here since Moses wore short pants. Newell Brown was great at first the the PP has been garbage for as long as I can remember now and hasn't improved. Both of them are displaying their inability to help the boys fix what is wrong with this team -- PP productivity and defensive play.

Of course this cannot be done now at this point in the season anyway. We have to ride out the season with them leading the way.

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I don't believe the Sedins are doing that good right now anyways. Are we winning? NO. Would it hurt to play Kassian with the Sedins again? NO.

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It kind of surprises me that this keeps popping up in so many threads...

Last night notwithstanding, Kassian plays with the twins after virtually every penalty kill. This has been happening for weeks, with pretty much zero effectiveness. Against the Preds, the twins managed to set up the cycle in the offensive zone and it took Kass a grand total of one pass to give the puck away. This almost never happens with Burrows, because he's familiar with the Sedin cycle and knows where to go and where to put the puck.

Kassian had good offensive numbers when he played on the top line because both Sedins are good at finding the open man. However, Danny and Hank's numbers were suffering because the reverse is not true. Their numbers improved immediately after being reunited with Burrows.

So in answer to your question: Yes. It would hurt to play Kassian with the Sedins again. Give him time to familiarize himself during the after-PK shifts and maybe the idea could be revisited later in the season.

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Do you honestly think that one shift after a penalty kill is going to make a difference. The Canucks as a whole look like crap. You might as well try new things and get people going. The Sedins and Burrows is not working right now. Lets get Kassian going and play him with the Sedins for a game or 2.

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Both goals last night. If not for three very lucky Redwing bounces, that game could have been in doubt at the end. However, without the Sedin-Burrows chemistry in evidence, Howard could easily have pitched a shutout. The Canucks at this point don't have the luxury of testing out your theory...

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I agree we're at the point where we need to win. Other than last night, they haven't been that productive.

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If Gillis doesn't want to do any coaching change then maybe a little change needs to be done. I'd change Newell Brown and get another voice in there. They need a kick in the ass and I can't see anyone from our coaching staff being able to do it.

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So, your cure for them "not being that productive" is to put them with a winger that they're less familiar with...? :huh:

Do you disagree that Danny and Hank are more productive now than they were at the beginning of the season?

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Gillis and the coaching staff need to go period. Gillis has allowed this crap to continue by resigning the bum and his staff.

Time for a new change in GM and coaching staff.

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I agree with you. Where we winning more games at the beginning or now?

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