Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Oh, the Disillusionment When the Canucks season came to a screeching halt at the hands of a four game sweep, courtesy of the San Jose Sharks, you just had to know changes were coming. Be it the coaching, the players themselves or the always present mess in net, this team was just flat out awful. Top to bottom, complacency plagued this squad to the bitter end. This, the latest in a series of playoff disappointments only interrupted once by the ever so promising Cup run of 2011, which wasn’t being taken lightly by the fan base or ownership. It cost Alain Vigneault, the club’s winningest coach in franchise history, his job and were that not enough it threatened to shake the very foundation of this team as well. Trade the Sedins? Edler? Luongo? Hell, why not Kesler?! These words were echoed from despondent pub to despondent pub and radio shows abroad. There was no avoiding the doomsday prophecies, no matter how hard you tried. In response to the team’s loss and the cities heartbreak, Gi...
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