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  1. Yes. I am open to firing Green down the road. However, people need to recall that prior to the bubble play in games, the coaching staff had a short training camp to prepare the squad for the playoffs. They overachieved in the playoffs with surprisingly competent defence. We need to wait and see after a home stretch with practices to see whether this coaching staff can improve the defence and PP. Nonetheless, Jason King should be fired immediately for doing nothing different for the PP.
  2. I agree with you. This is too early to judge. Many many great NHL coaches were fired. In 2011, the Boston Bruins was struggling to make the playoffs and the fanbase was asking for the GM and coach to be canned. Eventually they won the Stanley Cup that year. However, it is also reasonable for Canucks ownership to ask questions and find out whether Green is a good fit for this team or perhaps a different NHL team.
  3. I am open to firing Green but not before they have had several practices at home. This road trip as well as the eventful training camp took away time from the coaching staff to prepare the team defensively. I have to say that if all Jason King does is to maintain the same looks for the PP from last year then he must be fired. Green needs to have Miller on the wing not centre. He needs to play Podkolzin more because he is defensively responsible and has that rookie drive to go to the net. Green needs to rely less on Hoglander because he dangles a lot but fails to make effective passes and can’t shoot. Kyle Bourroughs is more reliable than Schenn and Hunt.
  4. You have to appreciate that a lot of people are struggling in their lives. Wishing for the Canucks to lose or hating J.B. are not for hockey reasons but for personal emotional release. This is for sure healthier than turning to alcohol or drugs. However, I hope they get better in their lives and start enjoying hockey without personal baggage.
  5. Just curious, what was the knock on him as a prospect?
  6. Zadorov was pretty bad in the Flames Oilers game. He had trouble retrieving the puck and getting it out. Compared to him, Kyle Burroughs should be considered for the Norris Trophy for his D zone play and offensive instincts Eric Gudbranson was surprisingly competent.
  7. He is also fairly quick getting to the puck, much quicker than Juolevi. He had fewer brain dead moments than Luke Schenn. He handled pressure from opposing forechecks better than Brad Hunt. I am very impressed how confident he is with the puck.
  8. Ya, now that the flood gate is open, all Boston players will ask for the maximum for their next contract.
  9. As I mentioned previously J.B. is unlikely to be the G.M. who wins the Cup with the Canucks. Most teams have to switch G.M.'s couple of times before eventually getting it done. The G.M. who drafted the core players is unlikely to be the one who sticks around long enough to win. J.B. is an average NHL G.M. which means that he is very intelligent and capable. Average G.M.'s are not easy to replace. By definition it is very difficult to find exceptional G.M.'s available for hire. Most teams should be thankful that their G.M.'s are average rather than incompetent. Do you need an exceptional G.M. to win the Cup? Nope. Will an exceptional G.M. guarantee a Stanley Cup win? Nope.
  10. OEL played like a young Alex Edler tonight. He is so far worth the cap hit.
  11. Bourroughs played a great steady game tonight, the type of game that Luke Schenn failed to display during the preseaon with Rathbone.
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