Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 5/22/13
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 by TSN) that the Canucks have fired Vigneault and assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Browne. This has yet to be confirmed by the Canucks organization, but it seems that change has been coming since their latest playoff elimination at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Jean has also reported that general manager Mike Gillis met with Vancouver ownership before informing the coaching staff of his decision.  The core of the Canucks are getting older with an inevitable decline in production looming on the horizon. Gillis said after the season that a “reset” was in the future of the organization. While he didn’t expound on it at the time, it seems logical that an overhaul of the coaching staff would be the “reset” he was seeking though the coaches may be taking on more blame than they deserve. There are plenty of coaching candidates available at his disposable, such as Lindy Ruff or Guy Boucher.  Don’t expect Vigneault to be out of work long, especially since Dallas and Colorado have parted ways with Glen Gulutzan and Joe Sacco, respectively, this offseason. While he had many weaknesses behind the Canucks bench, Vigneault did have plenty of strengths and should be behind a NHL bench come the start of next season. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Ishmael Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker