Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/16/12
I love him…I can’t stand him The Canucks approach the end of their sixth season under Head Coach Alain Vigneault, marking the fifth year the team will graduate to the post-season during his time as Vancouver’s bench boss. Over this span players and fans have come to learn the intricacies of AV, embracing a calm but confident coach who understands how to get the most out of his players. For all of Vigneault’s accolades, including a 2007 Jack Adams Trophy, the coach has his faults when it comes to handling his team on the ice. Love him or hate him, Alain Vigneault has another opportunity to lead the Canucks to victory in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, and fans will debate these decisions with extra scrutiny for the weeks to come. LOVE Optimization Alain Vigneault’s latest line juggling with the Sedins is just another example of his mastery With the Sedin twins at his disposal, Vigneault has become a master of optimizing ice time in Vancouver. The Sedins start 78% of their shi...
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