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Just wanted to voice my opinion on the whole coaching saga that was this summer.

...who in the hell is Dallas Eakins? Never heard of him before until the Canucks coaching job was vacant. Supposedly, the media pumped this guy up to be the best coach available this past summer when he hadn't even coached a single NHL game prior to it. It's funny because the media has a lot of power to persuade the general public in this day in age we live in and I can confidentially say they sure got the vast majority with the Dallas Eakins dude. 80+% of CDC wanted this guy to be the new bench boss although they didn't really know who he was and said it due to the word of him.

Not to brag, but I wasn't one of those guys who fell for this Eakins guy crap and was the first to say sign Torts...people laughed at first but now, they're on the bandwagon praising the decision we got him. Said Torts would destroy the players and team, blah blah blah, and what do ya know? He's doing an excellent job and the team hasn't played this consistent of hockey anytime in the AV reign when he was here; just comes to show how great of job Torts is doing this early in, without Burrows and Kassian, and how much better it'll be down the stretch when players are fully confident with the system and healthy.

...Tortorella is a Stanley Cup winning coach who has a specific style he wants his team to play so that every player contributes no matter what. It's about being stiff and tough and just working out there really. It's so simple yet people thought it'd be so complexed for the players to buy into but looking at the team, the consistency of the team play is off the charts and shows the effectiveness of it.

On the other hand, you got this no namer Eakins who was pumped up by the media for no good reason and in 4 years of coaching the Toronto Marlies (lol), he has an overall record of just over .500, and 1 season where he made the playoffs with a record below .500. He's handled the Oilers horribly thus far and they look like a crazy mess. Some might say Gagner is injured but so what, we have Burr and Kas out yet we're doing perfectly fine.

The reality is, Eakins sucks as a coach. He was a decent coach in the minors and people expected he would be the one lifting this team over the hump...not in a million years. Just comes to show don't believe the hype the media gives, and talking about media hype, Tortorella isn't a volcano head as showcased by the media now is he - no, not at all. He's a straight forward person and isn't afraid of acting abnormal compared to most...he doesn't hide much and gives honest answers and it's the greatest quality you can have in any coach. Plus, with our city known to have media play a big factor with the Canucks, it's great we have a guy that can shut them up and not let them makeup the bs they make most the times. Tortorerlla has set the bar high for this team, will make them play like champions, and has set the tone for media in a way that it won't effect the players game on the ice in anyway/most minimally. Case in point, Torts called out CBC (Healy) and literally told them to shutup about criticizing the team as they don't have a clue to how a team is run.

Guess you can say Torts was the right choice wasn't he ;)

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We've beat 2 crap teams, Too early in the season to make any kind of judgements.

It's not that we won; wins losses don't mean anything this early on...looking at the teams play, the fact that they've played the best, most consistent hockey in these first few games compared to the past 4-5 years is evident Torts is working positively and the players are on board and clicking, have bought into the system.

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I'm waiting to play the likes of Chicago, LA, SJ, Anaheim and ST. Louis and see if we can compete like this against them. If not, which is very possible, we need to make a few changes. I'm glad to see guys like Richardson and Santorelli really playing well, but we can't depend on a guy like Santorelli to score two every night. Where was Kesler again? Sedins were on and off tonight and only started to play when split up. We need consistency from our top 6. Our d is looking better every game, Garrison is finally looking like he's somewhat worth the money and Bieksa was awesome tonight. Hamhuis and Edler look rusty to say the least.

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It's not that we won; wins losses don't mean anything this early on...looking at the teams play, the fact that they've played the best, most consistent hockey in these first few games compared to the past 4-5 years is evident Torts is working positively and the players are on board and clicking, have bought into the system.

We've had maybe 1 'almost' complete game with Edmonton, Who I consider a crap team, And 4-5 years, are you serious? Might wanna go back and look at some video tape..give it 15-20 games before fans start to get overly excited.

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Good for you. Where is the game threads anyway. The best thing that happened is that he shut up CBC. Those ???? easterners who call down Vancouver every chance they get. Canadians who would rather cheer on american teams then Canadian. Make my blood boil. And all you other jerk offs that would like to blow Cody Hodgins, step off.

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