NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Blogger Richard Hodges gives us a look into the future, wondering if the team, specifically Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kessler and Daniel Sedin, can sustain as the 2013-14 NHL season progresses. Before we get ahead of ourselves and declare the decisions to bring in Tortorella and retain Roberto Luongo as the pinnacles of Mike Gillis’ career, let’s remember that dreaded phrase ‘sample size’.
Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault knows how to coach in the NHL. He knows the fundamentals of the profession, but also has mastered the man management aspect of the job, gaining the ears and respect of his players. No matter how big a story some media figures try to manufacture from the Roberto Luongo / Cory Schneider option.