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10-11-2013, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill View Post
I knew there were Canucks fans like you out there somewhere.

Your assessment while helpful is also very troubling considering our players collective IQ seems to be the same as the number of goals we've given up in the last two games.

Torts is similar in that he won't adjust his system to his personnel, he was still trying to play the gritty game that we had success with in '11-'12 last season when the players we had weren't suited for it. Had he adapted a little he might still be here, it was a big gripe around here. The funny thing is that he was right to an extent as this team seems devoid of talent. At least at this point, if they were playing up to their potential I think we'd be seeing some better results. But as constructed they don't have the talent to be an elite team.
It's really as simple as this: Torts is coach who's philosophy is much better suited to the west, and AVs is the same in regards to the east. Torts inherited a team that has the scoring, whereas AV is great for creating a team that does score.

Vigneault relies on stellar netminding, and you've already got that. The rest will be fine with some trades and lower end signings.

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