lol Gillis and AV.
Bring in Burke
The guy along with with Nonis built this core and now the leafs are enjoying some success because of burke.
Gillis wasted this core's last 2 years by somehow making the 2011 team way worse and putting this team in cap trouble at the same time.
This is funny since MOST of the "core" that couldn't get it done over the past 3-4 years are the guys that were brought in by Burke and Nonis.
The grievous error in judgement made by Gillis was his belief that the Sedins, Edler, Burrows, and Luongo had what it took to win the Cup, and putting them with a coach who thought that the core was good/accountable enough to run the room, with minimal interference. It's obvious that this group are a bunch of pretenders. It's time to rid the team of these four guys and bring in new pieces to the remaining core group...obviously, easier said than done. Gillis hasn't done the team any favors by painting it into a corner with what has turned out to be ridiculous contracts for Luongo, Burrows and Edler.
It's time for MG to walk the talk...make the BOLD moves you spoke of when you took over four years ago, MG. Tired of MG's lip service and the verbal diahrea that flows from AV to all the players, talking about "the process" and "playing the right way". So much for all the bravado that came from AV, Henrik and Daniel about the time being now...what a pile of BS...thanks for showing up for the past 18 months. The physical and mental flyweights on the Canucks roster have to go, and it starts with the Sedins and Burrows. They need to be replaced by legitimate middle and heavyweights who can play the game. It's also time for AV to hit the bricks.
Until tonight, I defended this group, but I have to say, they can't deliver when it matters most...as good a people as they are, their time as Canucks hockey players has run its course and we should get something of value for them while we can. If the Luongo situation has taught us anything, you have to make a move before it hurts the short and long term prospects for the team. It's time.