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After the Vancouver Canucks' playoff sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks last spring, fans were promised big changes going forward.
On opening night, the team's playing style looked different but the end result was the same. The Sharks beat the Canucks for the 10th straight time, by a convincing 4-1 score.
Out of the gate, it looked like new coach John Tortorella had made the most of a...
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John Tortorella says his third and fourth lines must earn their ice time something the Canucks coach stressed they most certainly did not do in Vancouver’s season-opening 4-1 loss in San Jose.
After a short 30-minute practice Friday at Rogers Arena Tortorella made it clear he was not enamored with the play of his bottom-six forwards in Thursday night’s loss to the Sharks. He...
John Tortorella and Brad Richards won a Stanley Cup together with the Lightning but their time together with the Rangers ended with the star center benched.
Tortorella told TSN the deterioration of that relationship was the only regret he had from his time with the Rangers which ended in his firing at the end of last season.
“It kills me. It kills me” Tortorella now the coach...
The John Tortorella era for the Vancouver Canucks started Thursday the way the Alain Vigneault era ended last May – with a loss here against the faster deeper San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks survived some early Canuck pressure and an early deficit to score twice in the middle period and twice in the third winning 4-1 in the teams' season-opener. The victory was San Jose's...
The Vancouver Canucks' forward depth looks like it has taken another hit after head coach John Tortorella declared Alex Burrows will be out for “a couple of weeks.”
Burrows is believed to have been injured while blocking a shot in Thursday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. Tortorella had previously sounded optimistic that Burrows would play Saturday night but...
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John Tortorella and Dallas Eakins each lost their coaching debuts with their new teams but one of them will earn their first victory on Saturday when the Vancouver Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers.
Tortorella’s Vancouver squad looks to rebound from a 4-1 season-opening loss at San Jose.
Canucks G Roberto Luongo is 23-11...
After losing John Tortorella's debut as their coach, the Vancouver Canucks might have a good chance to deliver his first victory Saturday night with the Edmonton Oilers in town.
The Canucks look to continue their home success against the Oilers, who will try to avoid opening with consecutive defeats for the first time in 15 years.
This season began much like the last one ended...
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The wait is overâ¦no not that one, the one for the Rangers' season to start. After a disappointing loss to the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semis that helped lead to the firing of John Tortorella and hiring of Alain Vigneault followed by a relatively low-key, in terms of player movement, off-season, the Blueshirts 2013-14 season kicks off tonight in Phoenix. With nine...
In a game expected to end the way it did, the Canucks made sure the final credits read as they should. Facing an undercard caliber team in the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, the Canucks came prepared to play.
No one told coach John Tortorella that the Canucks feast on the Oilers continuously during the regular season; so when the puck dropped on Saturday he saw first hand how...
The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to win their first game of the new National Hockey League season tonight without one of their most valuable players.
Winger Alex Burrows who skates on the first line with the Sedin twins kills penalties and centres the second power-play unit is out with a foot injury suffered when he blocked a shot against the San Jose Sharks in Thursday's...
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2012-13: 26-18-4-56 6th in the East. Lost in Conference Semi Finals 4-1 vs. Boston.
Key Additions: C Dominic Moore, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Justin Falk, D Aaron Johnson, D Danny Syvret...
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Well, that felt familiar.
The San Jose Sharks continued their dominance of the Canucks, and turned what was a tight game into a gimme with two successive third period goals.
It’s only game one, but it sure felt like game 83.
He was sharp throughout, and can’t be blamed for the defensive lapses in front of him. Roberto was in fine...
After a less than impressive season opener, the Canucks will try to get off on the right foot at home on Saturday night against the upstart Edmonton Oilers. Alex Burrows was seen limping after blocking a shot on Thursday. Burrows didn’t practice on Friday but is expected to play.
The Canucks lost 4-1 to San Jose on Thursday. They were outshot and outplayed. Roberto Luongo...
The New York Rangers have a new face behind their bench, while the Phoenix Coyotes finally have ownership.
Both are optimistic those changes will help bring better results on the ice.
New York begins its first season under coach Alain Vigneault with the opener of a nine-game trip Thursday night at Phoenix. Renovations at Madison Square Garden will force the club to wait until Oct...