For everyone having a tough time swallowing such a loss on the first game of the season: it's just one game.
I saw a lot of positives today. Canucks had a much better transition game than any of the other 4 Canadian teams playing on CBC today. Sure, they lost. Schneider let in 4 goals from the inside the dots, mostly off of lost face-offs/the PK. I see the Canucks difficulties mostly stemming out of those two things, which have been strengths of the Nucks in the past and will be fixed.
If you're pissed off; sure Vigneault should have called a time out after it was 4-2, but take a deep breath, and let's watch the Canucks play their next 5-10 games. If they're still suffering from blatant gaffes, I'll join everyone else in the freak out, otherwise I hope to see everyone in the thread tomorrow!
This is what I'm pissed about. THIS IS THE SAME TEAM THAT LOST TO THE KINGS IN THE FIRST ROUND LAST YEAR.
There's just no offense when the Sedins are not there... Gillis had done nothing to improve this team. We may have gained Garrison, but IMO the lost of Salo negates this.
Garrison is a better player than Salo is now. Neither would have changed the outcome of a sloppy team. Hamhuis/Bieska, our supposed best pairing, were abysmal after the first period. How exactly does Gillis improve us anyway?
You've said this a few times, but it has no merit.
Exactly, Gillis wasn't a stakeholder in the lockout. By all accounts on how the Canucks are run, he takes his job professionally and personally. He isn't a great public speaker, but I thought his speech was better than the tedium of announcing player by player (ala Winnipeg, & Montreal) with Coldplay playing in the background.