My mistake, I was not aware the habs had six forwards out of their lineup, guess no one would win with that issue.
Do every team have the same roster? Obviously not. So I don't see what other teams would be able to do without half their forwards is in any way relevant to our club.
Us, the Montreal Canadiens of 2012-2013, were not going to win anything without those guys. You can tell yourself that we had a much better team than what we actually had and so believe that we should be able to compensate all our injuries, but our team simply wasn't good enough to do that. Our only hope was for Price to play lights out, and he was nowhere near that.
I've never liked Vigneault's approach - not with his team's image of diving, not with his super-short shifts and uninspired hockey and especially not with how he treated Luongo. The Canucks were stacked the year they made the SCF, yes they were battered and bruised by the final but Boston had no business winning those games and Julien and the Bruins punked them.
Vigneault was always an arrogant, stubborn man - I don't have much respect for him.
The Canucks got Rome suspended right away after destroying Horton, for the whole series, and then lost Hamhuis, their best Dman. This alone was a huge loss. Then they lost more people.
They had no business winning but Thomas played his mind off the whole playoff that year, that's why he won the Conn Smythe.
In any event, they didn't lose because Vigneault couldn't adjust, and you can't say that he's a bad coach because of it.
It's clear that you don't like the coach, to the point where you admit having close to no respect for him. So obviously your opinion will be skewed, but Vigneault is still a fairly good coach.