how about not at all....I can accept a loss but when the game seems even enough for a close scoring game and a melt down ensues...I prefer it not happen at all and for you to say this acceptable goes to show you faith in the Canucks. It also goes to show the level skill they have or lack there of to win games. Your foreshadowing of this shows that you are atleast happy they are on the ice whether they win or lose lol
This team has never hit it's stride until mid-late November. This year the team is still learning a new system after playing 7 years under AV. So it could take even a bit longer this year.
I know one thing, I can wait for the final product as long as they are a hard team to play against during this transition period.
Sure it's 82 games but points will be important because we no longer are sheltered by a poor division.
Made some very poor decisions on D, 2 on 1 even 2 on nobody isn't acceptable in a 1 goal game.
Never thought I'd say this but we are too slow, SJ made us look bad with their speed.
It's been awhile since we've been able to generate shots on net against better teams.
I have a hard time believing our shortcomings are coach or system related.
I do think we can & will improve but it's a pipedream to seriously consider us a cup threat, I so want to be proven wrong.
Mike Vanderhoek, on 11 June 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:
Tortorella would be a good fit in Vancouver, no problem with a coach who will remove any country club atmosphere and who will hold players accountable.
People can hate on the guy all they want (I personally can't stand him) and get distracted by the media scrum sideshow. The reality though is that he is a good coach who demands effort above all else. The Canucks could certainly use a bit of that no matter who the coach is.
And then there is the reality of the roster that - despite what Gillis says he wants, an uptempo offensive style - will probably only find playoff success with a defence-first approach.
I also see all the people saying the core Canuck players would tune him out after 5 games. I for one think that may indicate where the REAL problem is with the Canucks. Sense of entitlement and no accountability. Until they prove otherwise, Tortorella has one advantage over the Canucks core players.....he knows what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. He has done it. So his methods may not be what the Canucks players want but not one of them can suggest they know better than him at this point what it takes to do so.