From the quotes coming out of the Vancouver Canucks locker room, you’d think no one lost their head during Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
If nothing else, the group seems together, and – at least publicly – behind coach Willie Desjardins.
“It’s great to see us sticking together,” Daniel Sedin. “The game got out of hand, but we stayed together. We’ll get through this.”
Granted, Ryan Miller did admit that the Canucks are approaching “rock bottom” and that their blood was boiling here:
And, uh, people were calling for Matt Martin‘s head:
Well that’s not nice.
But, hey, at least they’re turning on their opponents rather than each other.
“I like the fact our group stuck up for each other,” Willie Desjardins said. “The room cares.”
Sure, they show it in a way that reminds Mike Babcock of “rodeo stuff” from junior, but maybe that spirit will be enough to turn things around and/or save Willie D’s job?
Vancouver gets a chance to break its eight-game losing streak with a road game against the New York Islanders on Monday.