Found May 08, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
The Vancouver Canucks finished the job. They bowed out of the NHL playoffs in four games, allowing the San Jose Sharks to complete their sweep.Questionable officiating gave them a nudge out the door, but the Canucks deserved to lose that series. “We put ourselves in the situation where one bad call costs you a game,” Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa told the Vancouver Sun. “It was four games of not executing. This wasn't an isolated incident; we were in a 3-0 hole. We didn't play good enough to win the series. It sucks. There's no way to sugarcoat it.”They have lost 10 of their last 11 playoff games. They are growing old and less relevant.So what happens now?General manager Mike Gillis could fire coach Alain Vigneault, but the pool of head coaching candidates is underwhelming.Gillis could try to trade goaltender Roberto Luongo again, but he will have a tough time finding somebody to take the rest of Luongo’s onerous deal.The Vancouver Province raised the possibility to mo...
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