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Time For A New Coach In Vancouver?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

Vigneault’s time with this team is surely drawing very near the end because management owes it to the group to give them another coach next year, so as to have a fresh approach before the Sedins get too old to even talk about getting something done five-on-five….

What’s going on now is so unlike the professionalism of last year’s team and you have to wonder what effect it’s having on Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani, who came over from Buffalo in the Cody Hodgson deal. Joining a team that was leading the ridiculously tough Western Conference, they probably thought they were going into a room whereby everyone did their utmost every night to make sure the team not only had a chance to win but dominated many games. They probably thought they were coached by somebody whose every word was carefully considered and perhaps even acted upon.

Instead they’ve reached the Vancouver country club where even a sixth defenceman like Aaron Rome is so cocksure of his position in the club pecking order that he chooses to compete when he feels like it with no repercussions whatsoever, other than a little holiday so Gragnani can get into enough games so as to prevent the newcomer from gaining group six free agency.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Hey! This sounds familiar, eh Wings fans?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/21/12 at 02:49 AM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

In the words of the immortal James Hetfield, “sad, but true”....

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 03/21/12 at 03:47 PM ET

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