In light of the fact that we just scooped up Thomas Vanek for next to nothing, do you think that maybe you could reconsider the ridiculous grinding system that you have implemented right now? You seemed to have found success with a more offensive puck possession system last year. The team was scoring, we were outplaying the opposition most of the time and the offense was coming from more than one line.
Vanek's not really a grinding player and we're not really a grinding team. This roster is better than its shown itself to be and quite frankly has no business being near the bottom of the league in goals for. If we're lucky and Vanek enjoys himself here, we might be able to re-sign this guy.
This team CAN score if we go back to the way we were playing last season. I hope you give due consideration to bringing back the previous system. It would be nice to see that kind of hockey again and it would be nice to see Vanek come back next year.
Worst case scenario, Therrien forces Vanek into his grinding system, the result of which causes Vanek to bail at the first green light. Bergevin refuses to give Subban more money than Doughty, and he jumps ship as well, holding hands with Markov on the way out. Then Bergevin resigns Weaver and Gionta to replace them on a multi-year contract and later comes out smiling in the press conference.
As much as I'm excited about Vanek, let's not forget how bad is this coach... This idiot could screw everything, I mean who choses Parros or Bourque over Eller ? In a dream world, we extend Vanek and Babcock decides to come here...