May 08 2012 11:48AM
We've looked at this sort of thing before over here. The Vancouver Canucks' series record under Alain Vigneault, with a loss to the Los Angeles Kings, dipped to 6-5 this season. Overall, they're 33-31 in 64 playoff games since 2007. It's good, but it isn't really good enough to have won the Canucks the Stanley Cup.
The real problem people have with Vigneault is that the Canucks' regular season performance appears not to carry over to the post-season. Vancouver have gone 248-162 in five out of six years the Canucks have made the playoffs under Vigneault, and pro-rated to 64 games, that would make the Canucks 39-25 with the same win-loss record.
So where did those extra six wins go?
May 07 2012 04:53PM
Vancouver announced today they have re-signed GM Mike Gillis. It's a good move for the organization despite the team's disappointing finish to the season this year.
May 07 2012 03:50PM
Forgive me for saying that the first story that caught my eye when I was perusing the National Post's sports section today was about the unsolved murder at this weekend's Kentucky Derby. I do like mystery, and frankly, there's more at stake about a body being discovered in a horse stable than the intrigue surrounding who will coach the Vancouver Canucks next season.
But Iain MacIntyre was the one who had that story, and he offers a pretty sober take on the situation. There are all kinds of summits and conversations that need to take place, but if Mike Gillis has his way, he'll have convinced ownership to let him hang onto his guy for next season.
May 06 2012 12:52PM
With winter finally loosing it's icy grip in Canda (well, except in Calgary apparently) and all the great white north teams out of the playoffs, thoughts are unviersally turning to the upcoming draft and free agency. Those topics plus the WHL playoffs and World Hockey Championships are explored today with Corey Graham, Scott Cullen, Jim Byers and others.
This is Nation Radio.
May 04 2012 01:00PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"
This week, I draw up some shap for Alex Burrows, the Stamkos graphics and late, LATE night hockey while I take a lightsaber to the hands of Star Wars nerds, Kings doubters, and DALE EFFING WEISE.