Was Alain Vigneault the best coach the Canucks have ever had?

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  1. Soth

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    I believe AV was the best coach the Nucks have ever had. I truly believe if it weren't for the huge amount of injuries against Boston, he would have brought us home the cup.

    After the cup imo the nucks went into a funk. The refs being so against them coupled with the crushing defeat really stole the motivation from the team as a whole, or so it seemed imo. As much as I liked AV I believe it was time to bring in a motivator to kick the team in the rear and get them out of their funk. I think Torts is the perfect guy for that.

    But that doesn't change the fact that the Canucks have never enjoyed so much success under any other coach. Switching his team from a defensive system, to an offensive one and back again really showed his ability to adapt to the team he had on the ice.

    Every team loves to badmouth their coach, but I think AV did a great job during his time here.
     
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    I can't vote, but I say yes. 2 President trophies, 4 division titles? 1 Stanley cup appearence. He was just over his due date in the last 2 seasons, take out the last 2 seasons and tell me what you see.
     
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    Yup, he was the best. It was also the right decision to let him go though. Still a great coach.
     
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    Either him or Quinn. But yeah, he's right at the top.
     
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    Edge goes to Quinn, just barely. I just like the guy.
     
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    settinguptheplay Classless Canuck Fan

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    Was never a Quinn fan myself. Never been a big fan of the stubborn old guard types. Quinn, Burke etc. Their bluster tarnishes their effectiveness imo.
     
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    yes.
    but i agree that it was time for him to move on.
     
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    definitely one of the worst. should have been fired years ago.
     
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    I'd also say yes, but that it was the right decision to let him go.
     
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    Sums it up for me.
     
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    :shakehead
     
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    Easily the best. Really not debatable.
     
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    i don't know, is he worse than Keenan?
     
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    Absolutely laughable. :shakehead
     
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    The choices are not mutually exclusive.
     
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    Pat Quinn
     
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    Yep.

    Probably not the best when it comes to communication or X's and O's, but great at everything else.

    Best coach statistically, filled our cupboard with everything short of the Stanley Cup, developed several late picks into key core players.
     
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    Quinn for me.

    AV is one of the best, but not the best. I think Lu & the Twins carried him to alot of his success, and when those guys weren't at there best, this team failed.
     
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    Yes, but every coach has an expiration date.
     
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    Unless you are Barry Trotz??? ;)
     
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    It's either AV or Quinn. I'd go with Quinn... at the time he wasn't the crusty old guard guy he later became.
     
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    Until Torts or another coach wins a cup for this franchise, yes.
     
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