Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/18/12
Vigneault enhances the Canucks’ future No matter how this series turns out, and no matter what the coaching situation may end up becoming after the playoffs have evolved, you have to hand it to coach Alain Vigneault. He has prepared for these playoffs as professionally as ever, paying little heed to all the speculation surrounding his future. Adjustments aside, the play of Jonathan Quick and the no-show by several Canucks players, most notably Alex Edler, is mostly out of his control. However, even while the pressure mounts, he still works with an eye to development for the team’s future. Kassian was never supposed to be an instant offensive force like Hodgson Zack Kassian was traded for not as a salve for this year alone, but as an ongoing project, both short and long term. For those in some corners still howling for Cody Hodgson’s loss, you need to realize he would not have been a difference maker in these playoffs against such a physical team as the LA Kings. Coho was a +8 whe...
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