NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writer Steve Lee has grades for the 2011/12 Blazers. RIP City finished the season 8 games out of a playoff spot. Jamal Crawford’s return to the Northwest did not end with as much fanfare as it start with. There wasn’t much that LaMarcus Aldridge did that could be classified as negative this season. Raymond Felton’s report card was a blueprint of a roller coaster.
After 82 games the Vancouver Canucks GM Gillis has made his move and the team has the time and motivation to utilize the gifts he has given them. We are about to embark on another heck of a ride in the 2012 Stanley Cup run. Alain Vigneault has done this team an immense favour with his constant tinkering over the latter part of the season. Chris Higgins has become the solution to line solidarity. The Sedins are ready. Lets go win a cup.