Angry Goose Posted April 27, 2015 Share Posted April 27, 2015 I was listening to team 1040 after game 6 and they mentioned a video WD showed the team before the game. It was a video of a turtle stuck on it's back, and how another turtle after a lot of time spent managed to help the other turtle get back on it's feet. WD said he wants his players to be just like the turtles: play hard care for each other and have each others backs. Similarly, when WD was asked about who his favorite players back in Texas were he couldn't say- only that he liked them all equally as he felt like a father to them. Say what you will about his coaching decisions, but I don't think anyone doubts the belief WD has in his players, and the togetherness I'm sure it creates as a team. It goes a long way in getting the team as individuals to play to their full potential. Doesn't mean things will always go perfectly, but like WD says if you play hard you always have a chance. Multiple threads ask what JB should do in the off season and no doubt he will tinker with this lineup- that is his job. But I don't think people need worry: the Canucks have an identity. They will play hard, will roll 4 lines and most importantly play for each other. To me at least, the future looks bright with this team, no matter the stumbles along the way. Of course there will be negativity, because neither the players, coaching staff, management or the fans are happy with the final result. Unless the team wins a Stanley Cup there always will be- I guess that is just the nature of sports. I just hope before the fans/media before start tossing players or personnel into the void, I think some perspective is needed. They are people too and WD understands that. People all too quickly forget that a number of Canucks had huge bounce back seasons, partly due to WD/JB/TL's faith in them. I think the majority of this group still deserves another chance because they earned it, and as 'feely' as it sounds, they are important and cared about members of the team. You hear players say that the room is full of great guys and from my competitive sports experience that goes a long ways. I for one wouldn't care if JB didn't make many changes and just allowed vets and young players to compete for jobs. If he can get a UFA or two to help fill needs/holes so much the better. I know it is the unpopular position but feel free to flame/discuss. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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