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05-22-2008, 12:03 PM
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Vigneault Signs Extension

Per TSN text, he has signed an extension

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05-22-2008, 12:12 PM
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About time we knew one way or another.

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Well, I just hope this doesn't hurt our chances in the UFA market. Hopefully a) money talks and b) they are able to convince people it was the Canucks lack of skill/injuries last year that caused them to play like crap and cripple players point production.



I assume AV will be coming out with a book anyday now "I taught Therrien all he knows!" and will talk about how amazing the Canucks can be, just like the Penguins.

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http://canucks.nhl.com/team/app/?ser...ticleid=364039

not too exciting of a read.
It seems as though we've known this for quite some time.
I'm pleased with this move. It's much better than what Colorado just did by promoting Granato to be the head coach.

Also, hopefully some new thinking on the PP will lead to a lack of Byron Ritchie at the point.

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05-22-2008, 12:25 PM
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Breaking News: Byron Ritchie named captain of Vancouver Canucks

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05-22-2008, 12:27 PM
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he must have shown Gillis his style of play to convince him that hes the right man.

i hope this works out, and see the best of A.V "system"

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05-22-2008, 12:27 PM
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Breaking News: Byron Ritchie named captain of Vancouver Canucks
Yes! A good old Canadian kid Captain= CUP FO' SHIZZLE!


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Interestingly, assistant coaches Barry Smith and Mike Kelly got the axe.

http://recp.mkt32.net/servlet/MailVi...ODA0MDMS1&mt=1

Scroll down below the Vigneault article...

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05-22-2008, 12:33 PM
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http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=238520&l...=topStory_main

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Good news.

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I think this is pretty good news. Let's see what he'll be able to do when he's told to play exciting.

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It's only one extra year, so it gives Vigneault a bit of security and chance to prove himself and but it's not so long that the Canucks feel obligated to keep him around (for financial reasons) if they decide they want to make a change.

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As if there was not already pressure on Gillis to acquire high-end offensive players, there is now.
Essentially Gillis is saying that the team's failures last year were not Vigneault's fault, therefore it was the GM for not giving him the tools to work with.
It would be difficult to justify firing Vigneault in the coming year, unless AV fails to produce with a more talented team. If the Canucks go into the next season with essentially the same roster, Gillis will look like a fool if he fires AV after signing the extension.

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As if there was not already pressure on Gillis to acquire high-end offensive players, there is now.
Essentially Gillis is saying that the team's failures last year were not Vigneault's fault, therefore it was the GM for not giving him the tools to work with.
It would be difficult to justify firing Vigneault in the coming year, unless AV fails to produce with a more talented team. If the Canucks go into the next season with essentially the same roster, Gillis will look like a fool if he fires AV after signing the extension.
Spot on. It definitely does put a lot of pressure on Gillis. I just hope it isn't too much and that he doesn't screw up because of it.

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05-22-2008, 01:02 PM
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Well, I'm on record as saying I think this is a poor decision. I'm extremely disapointed.

I'd like very much for Alain Vigneault to prove me wrong, but somehow I doubt that will happen.

Gillis had better change the make-up of this group in a big way, or his comments about being "bold" are nothing more than lip service.

I wonder what this means for Willie Mitchell? Will he be given the 'C'? Or will it go to a guy like Ryan Kesler instead?

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Put me in the "I dig it" column.

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A vote of confidence, but nothing too long.

Good move, IMO. It's also an acknowledgment that he could do well for himself on the open market.

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05-22-2008, 01:17 PM
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It's obvious Vigneault fired Kelly and Smith to save his own ass

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05-22-2008, 01:23 PM
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It's obvious Vigneault fired Kelly and Smith to save his own ass
AV threw 'em under the bus!

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05-22-2008, 01:27 PM
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Guess that means Naslund is all but gone. It's been a good run.

I'm not happy with this decision. Unless Gillis drastically improves the forward core which I don't think he can without overpaying severly and trading away every good young prospect the team has. We can pretty much say goodbye to Luongo too in a couple years. And then the Canucks will turn into their early '00 version of themselves.

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I like this. Provides some stability and gives Vigneault a chance to show what he can do with a more offensive team, assuming Gillis does his job.

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I couldn't see Gillis bringing in a better coach than AV.

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Wait, so he's not an idiot for trying to get an extension? Geez, I got laughed at when I suggested that was the delay.

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This is a terrible decision IMO. AV had lost the lockerroom last year. He made several poor player decisions throughout the year and with the amount of quality coaches available right now, this would have been the perfect time to make a change.

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