Alain Vigneault/coaching discussion thread - Part 4
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03-11-2013, 03:57 PM
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You forgot to highlight the key part of my post - "except for the goalies". They bailed us out (Schneider AND Luongo) most nights. Even goaltending THIS season for a while bailed us out.
During the final 41 games of last season, the Canucks scored 2.73 goals per game (even as Daniel Sedin missed time due to injury) and allowed 2.41. While the former is a decently high number by the standards of today's very low-scoring NHL, the latter isn't particularly good. Furthermore, in nearly half of those games, 19 out of 41, they allowed 3 or more goals per game.
No, the Canucks did not ride the strength of their goalies over the second half of last season. They received good goaltending, yes, but they were a good team overall. Also, in the original posted I quoted, you claimed that their current troubles were not "just a short-term losing streak," when in fact they did not find wins few and far between during the second half of last season.
I find it interesting how a rough patch of 7 bad games can cause such memory problems. Then again, Vancouver is pretty infamous for that kind of attitude.
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