I'm not sure I've ever seen a more knee-jerk reaction to a bad start. Radio stations in Vancouver have been calling for Roberto Luongo's head—bench the bum and lets give Cory Schneider the reigns. He'll get the team back to the promised land.
Are you kidding me Canuckleheads?
Luongo is a notoriously slow starter. He's been barely average during the first month of the regular season since he broke into the NHL.
So why it is a surprise that he's doing it again this year is beyond me. And like always, all the blame doesn't belong on the shoulders of No. 1.
The team's goal differential isn't where it needs to be (they are minus-one there) and the offense has been a bit out of sync. Getting Ryan Kesler back will be a huge boost to the second line and the power play, and the brass already felt compelled to pull the trigger on a trade concerning roster players.
David Booth jersey sales have reached the millions as he is being hailed as the new savior of the Canucks (sarcasm, at least on the jersey sales part).
For a team that has been losing sleep over the Stanley Cup that got away, they didn't come out with the fire that most expected from them and that's disappointing.