Not rocket science, Canucks were still playing a scrimmage while Anaheim was playing a real game. once it got to 5-2, you could see the Canucks step it up to stop the carnage and avoid complete embarrassment.
Blaming Schneids for this debacle is ludicrous, it was a team effort. lots of soft/blown coverage.
5th goal - Ballard loses Getzlaf from the corner who then finds an open dman in the high slot - not 1 but 2 missed coverage.
4th goal - Hamhuis doesn't tie up Perry in front of the net - slam dunk
3rd goal - 3 on 2, no back-checking center to be seen, Ballard doesn't move over to tie up Winnik in the middle either.
2nd goal - cannon from Souray blocker side, a litte weak but Souray had all day to tee it up as well.
1st goal - Garrison gets turned inside out by Saku who floats one in that gets deflected by Winnik who isnt covered by Edler either.
-didn't like the idea of a line with 2 rookies/marginal defensive player and guess what
-Kassian is a step or 2 behind the play. Sb back in the AHL.
-Burr so rusty...
-Weise a step above last year's level already, very good to see. Could be a breakout season for him.
-Volpatti actually looked serviceable.
-Manny looked behind the play and out of sync.
-Lapierre looks to be a little slower than LY. Really don't like him as 3rd line center right now.
Actually, no. It's a 48 game seasonal there aren't any games to spare, the west is expected to be very competitive, we have elite offensive players nearing the end of their prime, and we have an elite goalie sitting on the bench.
Schneider better getting going and fast, otherwise Luongo will take the crease and not look back.
Figuring out if Schneider is the franchise goalie is more important, IMO.
Everyone who saw the scrimmages knew this was coming. Vignault has failed to produce a ready team, again. Perhaps the team might grow a sense of urgency now that they've been reminded what gameplay is like.
Ebbett is an AHL player. Why is he centering the second line? Did Gillis drop the ball?
BINGO!! I don't think we should wait a few games for the fire AV threads... I think the issue hasn't gone away, and this only compounds his inability as a coach to assess the right talent and put them in situations to succeed aside from the Sedins.