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Just two years ago, Alain Vigneault and the Canucks were just one win from winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Now the Canucks are undergoing an overhaul that will apparently start with Vigneault losing his job.
TVA Sports’ Louis Jean reports via Twitter that the Canucks have fired Vigneault after seven seasons as the club’s head coach. Additionally, assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Browne have been dismissed, according to Jean.
Vigneault, who won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s best coach in 2006-07, won at least 45 games five times in his seven seasons. Vancouver also won the Presidents’ Trophy twice under Vigneault. However, aside from the Cup Final appearance in 2011, the Canucks never made it out of the second round, including first-round exits in the last two seasons.
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The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault on Wednesday.
The Canucks also fired assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Browne.
Vigneault, the Canucks' all-time leader in coaching wins, led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents' Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.
But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs...
With the Vancouver Canucks being swept in four games straight by the san Jose Sharks in the first round of this season’s NHL playoffs it was obvious that somebody would have to pay for it. As it turns out it was coach Alain Vigneault who was sent packing rather than general manager Mike Gillis. The Canucks made the announcement that Vigneault had been fired on May 22, but...
Numerous media outlets are confirming the report from Louis Jean of Vigneault being fired by the Canucks.
Source says Alain Vigneault, Rick Bowness and Newell Browne have been fired by Vancouver Canucks.
— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) May 22, 2013
Hearing no immediate rush for #Canucks to name a new head coach.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 22, 2013
The postseason shortcomings of the Vancouver Canucks have been well documented. Minus the fact that the Bruins beat Vancouver in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in seven games, the Canucks have a history of being eliminated prematurely from the playoffs under the direction of head coach Alain Vigneault.
On Wednesday, it is being reported first by Louis Jean of TVA Sports (and later...
On Wednesday afternoon, the Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Alain Vigneault and associate coaches Newell Brown and Rick Bowness.The post Vancouver Canucks Fire Alain Vigneault appeared first on Committed Indians.
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When the news of Alain Vigneault's firing hit the airwaves yesterday afternoon I was hit with mixed thoughts. On one hand, Alain Vigneault accomplished more in his seven seasons in Vancouver than any coach ever has. He won two Presidents Trophies, six division titles in seven year, set franchise...
Vancouver GM Mike Gillis relieved his head coach, Alain Vigneault, of his duties late Wednesday afternoon. As we've learned in Buffalo, sometimes change is good. Coaching changes are necessary. The NHL is a players league, not a coaches league. The players need to hear the same message in a different voice. Thats a fact of coaching life. The good ones know that they were hired...
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Lot of big news coming out of Vancouver the past couple of days, with the organization formally announcing the firings of Alain Vigneault, Rick Bowness, and Newell Brown all sacked by the front office.
Vigneault's resume was wildly impressive: a 313-170-57 record in seven years time, with six of those earning...
Yesterday, the Canucks fired the coaches. Thing is, they fit perfectly into the arrogant way management runs the club. I seriously had a hard time telling the difference between former Head Coach Alain Vigneault and Canucks GM Mike Gillis. Seemed like the same person to me. Weird.
We all know the idea here is for the Canucks to get Ruff. As in Lindy. After seeing how he ran Team...
“Well it was bound to happen and one night it did.” What was once a line from country legend Garth Brooks’ 1992 song “Papa Loved Mama” the same can be said for the firing of Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. According to both NHL.com and the team’s website, the Canucks did just that on Wednesday, firing Vigneault and two assistants: Rick Bowness and Newell Brown.
I am proud of many of the things we accomplished as a group these past seven seasons in Vancouver and only wish we were able to win the Canucks first Stanley Cup. I am a career coach and it is what I love to do. I hope to coach again in this League and will always have good memories of my time and the fans in Vancouver.
-Alain Vigneault. Read more from a release he sent out...