I would assume that the coaches do have a pretty large input when it comes to developing plays. The Canucks keep doing the same thing on the Power Play and it's clearly not working. Is it not the coach's job to try to adjust the strategy? Obviously the onus is on the players to get it done, but 0/33 is a pretty clear indicator that they need to try a different approach.
calling 2 rookies to this team isnt currently going to help the struggling canucks. a.v doesnt like skilled guys remember. he puts schroder on the pp.... wtf might as well leave js/and nick jensen to play in chicago than in van.
I watch a TON of hockey. The difference being that it appears these guys the Canucks have are always so overrated and can't get it done when it matters. Dan cleary and Abdelkadet
Owned these guys all night.
If you watch hockey, then I have to say your evaluation is off. There's no way OTT's depth players are better than those of the Canucks. Not a chance. Sorry. I will contest that line whenever it is said because it's so patently false that it demands rebuttal.
The problem is that the majority of the time, they aren't even generating quality chances during the PP. It's one thing if they're applying an insane amount of pressure and the puck-luck just isn't there but unfortunately, that's not the issue. I don't remember the last time the Canucks had an extremely dominant power play. It's usually a one and done attempt or the play is completely along the perimeter. It's been this way for most of the 33 attempts. At what point can we start shifting the blame onto the coach's inability to adapt from a strategy that is completely failing?
There's a part of me that hopes the Canucks get a few more injuries and just fall apart. They could be that good team that has a bad year, drafts a superstar young player, and ends up back at the top of the league a year later (I hate when other teams do that).
I expect Booth to be out for the balance of the regular season (only 6 weeks), so Gillis at least has a ton of cap space to play with.