Found April 16, 2014 on
Pro Sports Daily:
After a sensational week, things were eerily quiet Tuesday around the Vancouver Canucks as new president of hockey operations Trevor Linden continued exit interviews with players.
Soon Linden will get back to head coach John Tortorella and his future with the National Hockey League team. Eventually, he’ll have to get to what Tortorella said Monday in his bombshell press conference: that the Canucks and their core players are stale, too old and must change.
Everyone knows this, but Tortorella was the first in the organization to state it so emphatically. The question is the extent of the renovation and, more importantly, which players the Canucks can move to achieve it.
Overshadowed Monday was Ryan Kesler’s latest declaration that he wants to stay in Vancouver, yet he remains the lynchpin to any impactful turnover.
With his 30th birthday in August and two more years under contract at a $5-million-US salary attractive to potential bidders, the centre from Livonia, Mich., is the on...
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To get the full effect of this Canucks eulogy, please play the following Youtube Clip throughout the article.
We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the Vancouver Canucks 2013-2014 season. We gather amongst our California Pacific Division rivals who are simply better than us and our Western Canada rivals who are still trying to...
The Vancouver Canucks’ season is over but they are still looking for ways to improve their team. That doesn’t necessarily mean player personnel but it does mean the front office.
According to Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun, he is hearing that Ron Hextall is in the mix for the GM job. Hextall would be an interesting choice as he is currently the Philadelphia Flyers assistant...
John Tortorella being called Mike by a reporter... Love him or hate him, he's colorful.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his coach Bob Hartley on Monday and said Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella ''oughta keep his mouth shut.''
((HT: Sportsnet))This is what happens when a reporter calls John Tortorella by the wrong first name...Bad to think of him as the GM...Very bad...
Last summer the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers effectively traded coaches. Alain Vigneault left Vancouver to coach the Rangers and John Tortorella left New York to coach the Canucks. This would be a pretty good opportunity to compare the two coaches with each other's teams.
A season has been played. The New York Rangers had a solid playoff season. They posted...
The Calgary Flames had very low expectations for 2013-14 and by most accounts, they exceeded them a lot with 77 points, just six fewer than the Canucks. Head coach Bob Hartley is one of the beneficiaries of that.
Thought to be on a very hot seat coming into a season with little hope, Hartley won't be going anywhere. Flames President and acting General Manager Brian Burke made...