Gillis should have gotten the boot, not AV. This year's goal-tending fiasco was a joke. Luongo's contract is a joke. He's the most over-rated goalie in the history of the NHL, and in typical Canuck fashion, Schneider is being over-hyped as well. I don't think a single soul outside of the Vancouver market is convinced that Schneider is a starting goalie.
Gillis and Aqualini are out to lunch, and so are all of the Vancouver fans who think there is some weird enigma factor to their lack of success. I'd say their success is more surprising than anything, and if you look at the makeup of the team, you have to give the credit for the success to the coach, who has just been fired.
It's so easy to hate on the Canucks.