Debacle in Dallas perfectly sums up the state of the Vancouver Canucks
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 7, 2014
That’s the sound of the Vancouver Canucks reaching the top of the metaphorical rollercoaster as their window of contention closes. Many of them are contingent upon the ongoing illusion in Vancouver that this was a team well-suited for the rigors of the newly constituted four-division NHL; in which the Canucks now had to play more, and more important, games against titans like the Kings, Sharks and Ducks on a regular basis. The Dallas Stars laid an absolute beating on John Tortorella’s hapless team, winning 6-1 on the strength of a five-point night from Tyler Seguin. There was some thought, and I must admit to sharing it, that John Tortorella could coax a better performance out of this team; not because they had the personnel to play his style , but because he seems to have an ability to bend rosters to his will.
At least Canucks GM Mike Gillis did one thing right (Trending Topics)
Rattle off a laundry list of all the things Mike Gillis has fumbled in the last 12 months or so, and you're going to come up with a lot of items. Many of them are contingent upon the ongoing illusion in Vancouver that this was a team well-suited for the…