Do the Canucks need a shakeup?
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02-28-2013, 08:13 PM
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The team is very heavily leaning on the Sedin line - the on / off ice gap is huge. Given that the d pairings aren't tied at the hip to a particular line, there's only 1 conclusion: our bottom 9 is poor (among them, only Higgins and Hansen have more than 1 goal at ES). The other teams know this full well and will do whatever to stop them (assisted by Auger's buddies) without having to worry about the other lines at all. Pretty dismal situation. either GMMG starts making changes asap or he'll be forced to later.
the core is Henrik, Daniel, Burr, Kesler, Hansen, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler,Tanev and Luongo or Schneider. 10 players, ~43.6MM cap hit...
Those who think a new coach will magically turn our bottom 9 into scoring threats are kidding themselves. The only thing he could do is shorten the bench and lean on the Sedins even more...
As Tiranis mentioned, the second and third lines are being told to play in an offensive style that does not suit them (cycling down low).
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