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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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