We're not seeing a boatload of scoring because AV's focus has been on defense first (which is why we're getting some boring hockey). Injuries have plagued us and it's been amazing that we've managed to still win games...half of which were on the road. They've had to adjust and adopt a new style of play and it seems to have worked. People say we're not playing well enough because they're used to a skill game...but the adjustment was necessary and has gotten the job done.
Yes, Schneids has been amazing but it's also taken some pretty clever brainstorming to weather the storm...who do you think is responsible for that? For crying out loud, he's having to use D men as forwards and piece together line ups, yet you're worried that we're not winning convincingly enough?
Goaltenders do get hot...so to pretend that it's abnormal to experience or even count on this once in awhile is kind of ridiculous. Great goaltending has helped to carry many teams through injuries, etc. and we're now a beneficiary of that. Doesn't mean a coach should be fired.
This is all well and good when you look at the team so very shortsightedly as I expect that many people here do. I'm not talking strictly about this win streak, nor am I talking about the games we lost prior to it. I'm not even talking about this season. I've been on the so called "Fire AV bandwagon" for years now, and nothing has changed. The Canucks had one hot season, and by all means give AV some credit for that. But that was ONE season of his Seven, and the overall team has not actually changed that dramatically.
My biggest beef is the last year+ of hockey we've been seeing. The same hockey we've been hearing about --yes, time and time again. It's not about the injuries, and it's not about a hot goalie. It's been too damned long.
At any rate, deb, thanks for an actual well-written and logical response to my post. I can always count on you for that. Sorry that I still don't agree. I see your points, but they are simply just a little bit too short-sighted for me. My issues with AV run from years of bad hockey that is a direct result of his coaching style, as well as frustrating actions regarding his inability to hold accountability towards the players in his "secret circle". I'm just sick and tired of watching AV's Canucks. I want a new coach because I love the Canucks. If I wasn't a real fan, as so many claim of us "AV haters", then I most certainly would go watch another hockey team.
I also kind of get irritated when people group me in with the "trade the Sedins!" crowd. I typically stay out of the ragetradeluongosedinswhyhodsonforkassian talks. I used to hang around that crowd years ago. Not so much my thing anymore.
The thing about me creating a new thread vs. posting in an old one is the fact that I'd get sh*t on for necroing one, so what? Am I supposed to not post because a handful of people disagree.
And for people to come back at me with posts regarding my lack of content, that would be all well and good if you had anything besides #winning and excuse-ridden crutches to lean on.
And BedBeats, you'll notice that I've only really bothered to respond to your actual content, as limited as it may be, but I would certainly like to point out that you're acting like a clown. You turn everything you stand for into a complete joke, and nobody can really take anything you say seriously. Personally, I don't read who wrote a response until after I've read it. The ones without your assclownery are actually worth reading, and happen to stimulate conversation. I don't dislike it when people disagree with me, as I thrive on conversation. I am more than happy when people give me relevant replies because I actually like to see why people like AV, because I really just don't see it. But when you post gif after gif, it just amalgamates you into the ignorant crowd of "#AVwinning" status-quo riding people who really have nothing to say around here.
It's fair enough that you feel that you are beating a dead horse replying to topics that are equally guilty of beating a dead horse. I have my reasons why I created this thread, and if you have a problem with that, then it is all well and good if you don't want to post. But spamming gifs of AV acting like a clown makes you look like a clown. The least you could do is post gifs of AV doing his job...
Sorry for the gigantic wall of text.