Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/18/12
To AV or Not to AV It seems like a lifetime ago, but the Canucks were once in these playoffs facing the eighth seed Los Angeles Kings in the first round of what promised to be many. Well, it didn’t go well. The Kings rolled the Canucks in five games and sent the Canucks goaltending situation into chaos due to the fact that Roberto Luongo was ineffective manning the point on the powerplay. Not realizing quite yet that the Kings are some kind of freaky team of destiny, the knives came out for the greatest Canucks choke job since last year and the year before that and probably also the year before that too. The fallout currently stands at another bout of long-term surgery for Ryan Kesler, a well publicized goaltending debate that perhaps finally gets solved at the draft, and a coach who is currently in hiding who hasn’t been fired but also hasn’t exactly recieved a vote of confidence from his boss Mike Gillis. No Speakie To The Pressie Tellingly, Alain Vigneault hasn’t spoken to the...
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