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What Was Management And Coaching Staff Thinking Last 2 Months?


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Well we had a great year but other than getting lucky to win the President's Trophy(close wins + losses by other teams), we really struggled as a TEAM after the trade deadline. MG says Cody asked for a trade...so what..you make the Kassian trade off season. Your team is playing fine and you mess with the chemistry and leave players who just are not fitting in the line up or producing(Raymond!) Our PP goes in the tank..offense goes awol and we lose Daniel(factor not a reason). We just did not look the same or feel the same after the Cody trade. Then you switch goalies for game 3....Lou played great the first two games..putting Cory in sealed the deal on Lou's future..and you do that..mid series??..maybe if Lou lost game 3..cory did too so damange to locker room for no payoff.

I will cheer for the Canucks no matter what our team looks like, but really..what were MG and AV thinking during the last two months on how they handled the team personel-wise..just horrid in my opinion.

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2 months? How about the past 4 months?

We struggled long before the trade deadline, the trades had nothing to do with this teams problems in the post season. The team had been going downhill ever since January.

As for the Luongo/Schneider debate, Luongo had a save% of .890, putting in Schneider was a good move to shake the team up. You can say the team played better D in front of Schneider but LA still had just as many if not more scoring chances and Schneider came out stopping 96% of those shots, giving the team a better chance to win.

Yes Luongo played good, but Schneider played better. I don't see how Schneider damaged the locker room in any way, he made the team play better and gave them hope.

It's time to admit the fact's, this team plays a better game in front of Schneider. I think the Canucks type of play goes better with Schneiders style of goal tending.

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Ah yes, another armchair GM/coach who thinks he knows better in hindsight. There may have been more that could be done to right the ship, but I don't disagree with the trades as they were made or the decision to switch goalies after game 2.

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Well we had a great year but other than getting lucky to win the President's Trophy(close wins + losses by other teams), we really struggled as a TEAM after the trade deadline. MG says Cody asked for a trade...so what..you make the Kassian trade off season. Your team is playing fine and you mess with the chemistry and leave players who just are not fitting in the line up or producing(Raymond!) Our PP goes in the tank..offense goes awol and we lose Daniel(factor not a reason). We just did not look the same or feel the same after the Cody trade. Then you switch goalies for game 3....Lou played great the first two games..putting Cory in sealed the deal on Lou's future..and you do that..mid series??..maybe if Lou lost game 3..cory did too so damange to locker room for no payoff.

I will cheer for the Canucks no matter what our team looks like, but really..what were MG and AV thinking during the last two months on how they handled the team personel-wise..just horrid in my opinion.

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Is anyone concerned about our medical staff and trainers? Kes has a shoulder injury, keeps playing. Bieksa has an abdominal injury, he keeps playing. So if these injuries happened months ago, why not sit them both out let them heal for the playoffs? You could put in Schroeder and Connauton, get them some NHL experience. It wasn't like we were in danger of missing the playoffs.

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Is anyone concerned about our medical staff and trainers? Kes has a shoulder injury, keeps playing. Bieksa has an abdominal injury, he keeps playing. So if these injuries happened months ago, why not sit them both out let them heal for the playoffs? You could put in Schroeder and Connauton, get them some NHL experience. It wasn't like we were in danger of missing the playoffs.

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It's always easy, in hindsight, to do the would have/should have thing. However, GM's and coaches must act in the moment, without certainty.

I ask you this - if Cody was such an impact player, why did he not make a difference in the Sabres making the playoffs? He went 10 games without registering a point. And, if you excuse him because it takes awhile to blend in and find chemistry, then you must afford Zack the same luxury.

On the one hand, you suggest the team was "lucky" and go on to present a scenario of just squeaking through all year long, aided by losses from other teams. Then, in the next breath, you state "your team is playing fine" and suggest the chemistry shouldn't have been tinkered with. So which side of your mouth can we believe? Were we fine or not? Because no one holds the magic key of knowing EXACTLY what will work. It's a shot in the dark.

That's what GM's and coaches are faced with...if they feel that a few adjustments must be made because their team isn't reaching their full potential, they try things. Again, nothing guaranteed, but it's what they do.

And we, as fans, need to get over it and realize that it isn't a video game where you reset and try again. You roll with the punches and adjust as you go - it may/may not work out.

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Is anyone concerned about our medical staff and trainers? Kes has a shoulder injury, keeps playing. Bieksa has an abdominal injury, he keeps playing. So if these injuries happened months ago, why not sit them both out let them heal for the playoffs? You could put in Schroeder and Connauton, get them some NHL experience. It wasn't like we were in danger of missing the playoffs.

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Is anyone concerned about our medical staff and trainers? Kes has a shoulder injury, keeps playing. Bieksa has an abdominal injury, he keeps playing. So if these injuries happened months ago, why not sit them both out let them heal for the playoffs? You could put in Schroeder and Connauton, get them some NHL experience. It wasn't like we were in danger of missing the playoffs.

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Is anyone concerned about our medical staff and trainers? Kes has a shoulder injury, keeps playing. Bieksa has an abdominal injury, he keeps playing. So if these injuries happened months ago, why not sit them both out let them heal for the playoffs? You could put in Schroeder and Connauton, get them some NHL experience. It wasn't like we were in danger of missing the playoffs.

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Yea a 21 year old who wants to get poitns and a big contract would have really helped in the playoffs.

You're wrong.

The coach didn't like Cody Hodgson, Hodgson didn't like the Canucks. And if you bring that into the playoffs you think we would have gotten the same return had he been a -7.

Please just stop. All of you have no idea what you're talking about.

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They were thinking, "Dammit, they changed all the rules on us! Now we gotta figure out if we should just play boring defensive hockey or not. And then we'll beat teams who aren't in the playoff race, thus making the fan base think that things are going well, even though it was smoke and mirrors because we had injuries and chemistry problems."

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Another thread questioning AV and MG, complaining about Raymond and the Hodgson trade and generally offering nothing in terms of constructive criticism....

Raymond was only an NHL average cap hit and worth it - even after a broken back.

Hodgson was severely over-rated and a nuissance (and could easily have been a liability who made no difference at all in the playoffs) - MG acquired something the Canucks need far more - a great young power forward in exchange.

The one new thing you suggest "3..cory did too so damange to locker room for no payoff." - severe face palm material. Very silly claim - playing great consistently and earning starts in games 3-5 is not "damange" to a locker room.

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