A week ago, the Canucks were riding the momentum of advancing to the playoffs. In addition, they finished second in the Pacific Division.
At this time last Wednesday, we were hours away from game one against the team everyone wanted to see in the first round, Calgary. People were dreaming of who the ‘Nucks would meet in the second round.
Seven days later, where we at?
Which of these two teams has the brighter future?
The man that led this unit to the post-season is being questioned about everything. If the coaching battle in this series was compared to a fight. Willie Desjardins is getting rag dolled by Bob Hartley.
The Canucks are not scoring. Instead of trying to jump start your top two, under iced twins and your leading regular season goal scorer, its Jannik Hansen starting with the twins instead of Radim Vrbata? That line practiced together again today.
Because of injuries Willie D had to ice some AHLers. One of them, Linden Vey has managed to play in the NHL all season.
He has a disgruntled former employee of the Flames who has some offensive tools in Sven Baertschi. Yet it was the underwhelming Brandon McMillan giving it the old 110% last night in game four. The Swiss Sven will play tomorrow with Bonino and Vrbata.
The defence looked slow and old.
Vancouver could still bounce back in the series.
But a bit more success will not change the large amount of questions that have been raised about the on ice product in the last week.