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"We talked about puck management, and there's a player here who we expect to be solid at both ends...

"We talked about puck management, and there's a player here who we expect to be solid at both ends of the rink," Vigneault said. "Most of the times where Mikael (Samuelsson) has got himself in trouble or the team in trouble it's exactly because of that - puck management."

Samuelsson, Sedins and Tambellini victims of Alain Vigneault's latest verbal lashing to the media. He's unimpressed with turnovers and quality chances against. He is right about that. He could have tossed out a few more names while he was at it.

Less than a week ago, favored Vancouver was down 2-1 in its first-round series with Los Angeles and...

Less than a week ago, favored Vancouver was down 2-1 in its first-round series with Los Angeles and Canucks fans jammed radio phone lines and Internet message boards with calamitous rants. In the middle of the near hysteria and panic from a city that has had its heart broken too many times by this hockey team over four decades, there stood Alain Vigneault. Like a man yawning in the middle of a tornado, the Canucks coach calmly and confidently predicted his key players would raise their games and the Canucks would be fine. And, of course, that's exactly what happened. Now, Vancouver is hoping to wrap up its first-round series tonight with a road win over Los Angeles. The Canucks lead the series 3-2.

Great article by Pierre LeBrun at ESPN today. He also talks about Mike Gillis' faith in his coach and how all that came to be
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