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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks have fired John Tortorella one year into the fiery coach’s long-term deal. Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York Rangers, failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also fired Thursday. The Canucks finished 25th in the 30-team NHL. It was Vancouver’s worst finish in 14 years and came just three seasons after former coach Alain Vigneault led the Canucks to Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Vigneault replaced Tortorella as coach of the Rangers and advanced to the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday with a Game 7 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Tortorella’s dismissal comes just weeks after general manager Mike Gillis was fired. The Canucks then named former captain Trevor Linden as team president.Filed under: NHL, The Associated Press, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks
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John Tortorella’s tenure in Vancouver is reportedly over after just one disappointing season.
According to Farhan Lalji of TSN Vancouver, the Canucks will fire the head coach Thursday, one year after taking over for Alain Vigneault.
BREAKING - John Tortorella will be fired by #canucks tomorrow— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 01, 2014
Tortorella, who was in his first year...
John Tortorella and Mike Sullivan have been relieved of their coaching duties. http://t.co/E58Kz3yobk pic.twitter.com/x1tm8FjJ1N
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) May 1, 2014
…i never thought that this was a good mix. A disciplinarian going to an established veteran team. It was doomed from the start. Assuming the scene in which he tried to bum rush the Flames locker room probably...
The Vancouver Canucks are making a coaching change.
According to TSN's Farhan Lalji reports the Canucks will fire head coach John Tortorella Thursday.
Wowzers, per TSN:
The Vancouver Canucks are making a coaching change.
According to TSN's Vancouver reporter Farhan Lalji, the Canucks will fire head coach John Tortorella Thursday, one season after taking over for Alain Vigneault.
Tortorella missed six games this season due to suspension after confronting the Calgary Flames after a line brawl in their Jan. 18 games...
The Vancouver Canucks fired coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan on Thursday. “Today we are making an important change in the direction of our team,” said Linden. “On behalf of the entire organization, we extend our thanks to John, Mike and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and wish them the very best.” “We have a lot of important work...
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Yes, the Canucks should have seen this coming in September. But they were blinded by the other things they thought they saw in Tortorella. The iron hand. The unrelenting intensity. There was a belief the Canucks had grown soft and comfortable under Alain Vigneault and, under Torts’ watch, the easy ride would be over. And it was.
Yesterday, the Vancouver Canucks officially relieved head coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan of their duties.
Here is "Lord Linden" with the official press conference:
DETAILS OF LINDEN'S PRESSER:
-Linden wants to bring back an "exciting, winning brand of hockey back to Rogers Arena." After all of his evaluations, he says that...
The Vancouver Canucks continued to clean house of Wednesday as it was announced that they will fire coach John Tortorlla. This comes just a few weeks after Mike Gillis was fired and Trevor Linden was named President. Tort0rella has a career record of 446 wins, 375 losses, 78 OT losses and 37 ties. He won […]
The Vancouver Canucks announced this morning they have fired head coach John Tortorella after just one season. Tortorella compiled a 36-35-11 record in 2013-14, as the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Also heading out the door is assistant coach Mike Sullivan.
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
We asked Linden about some of the other balls he’s juggling this off-season.
On Ryan Kesler, the 25-goal scorer who reportedly wants a trade out of town: “I have a lot of respect for Ryan, as I do all the players. It was a good, healthy conversation,” Linden said of his exit interview with him. “There’s many decisions that will unfold...
Trevor Linden, President of the Vancouver Canucks meets with the media at a 4:00pm ET scheduled conference.
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Busy watching the two current Game Sevens going on and missing some reported breaking news? Don't worry we have you covered with the report from TSN:
BREAKING - John Tortorella will be fired by #canucks tomorrow
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 1, 2014
((HT: Sportsnet))Surprising no one, really, John Tortorella was fired after one year coaching in Vancouver...But the "Hockey Central" guys think that one night against the Flames may have done the deal...And the HQ would agree...It's all on Trevor Linden now...
TORTS TO BE FIRED ON THURSDAY:
Late on Wednesday evening, TSN's Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) reported that the Canucks plan to fire head coach John Tortorella on Thursday.
This comes as shocking news and the timing of it is very strange. It looks like Trevor Linden is wanting to start fresh again behind the Canucks bench and wants a clean slate for this club.