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There's a pretty strong belief Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis wants to keep his coach, Alain Vigneault, but as Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman reports, Gillis and Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini will meet today about the future of the franchise -- and if Aquilini wants Vigneault out, then there could be a problem. HNIC's Tim Wharnsby talked to people in the Canucks' front office, and they all support Vigneault -- so if he's canned, then it'll be because the owner wants him out.
I don't think Alain Vigneault is going anywhere! There are problems in Vancouver, but the head coach is not one.
One other possibility is, Vigneault asks to leave so he can coach in a less pressure filled marketplace. Rumor has it. That Vigneault finds the Vancouver media hard to deal with...
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We found out Tuesday that Vancouver Canucks Center Ryan Kesler had "Successful" shoulder surgery on a torn labum in his shoulder.
This was announced by the Canucks on Tuesday. It's also reported he'll need six months to recover.
The expected return date with this type of rehab would put him around a mid-November 2012 return to the club.
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When Mike Gillis was brought in as the 10th General Manager in franchise history back in 2008, there was much speculation on whether or not a former player agent could take on all the duties expected of an NHL GM.
People have vexingly repeated the names of all the players Gillis inherited from the likes of Brian Burke and Dave Nonis, but with today’s announcement...
The Vancouver Canucks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager Mike Gillis.
Gillis has served as the team's president and general manager for the past four seasons.
Gillis has led the Canucks to back-to-back Presidents' Trophies as the NHL's top team during the regular season.
Vancouver lost Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins...
Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler has undergone shoulder surgery, the team said Tuesday.
The Canucks expect the 27-year-old to be out up to six months, meaning he will likely miss the start of the regular season.
Kesler said after the Canucks were eliminated in the first round by the Los Angeles Kings that he had been playing with an undisclosed injury since February.
Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today that President & General Manager Mike Gillis has agreed to terms on a contract extension.
“This is a significant announcement for our hockey club,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “These past four years have been the most successful in Canucks history. Mike and...
Ouch, big time, per TSN:
Vancouver Canucks star centre Ryan Kesler underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair torn labrum, the team announced Tuesday. Kesler is expected to make a full recovery in six months, which would mean he’ll likely miss the start of next season.
“After consultation with our team physicians following the playoffs, it was deemed that Ryan would require...
Coming down the newswire a short time ago we learned via twitter from Canucks.com (Press Release) that Mike Gillis agrees to contract extension with Canucks[B] Sports & Entertainment.
Here's the Press Release
Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today that President & General Manager Mike Gillis has agreed to terms on a contract extension.
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So here we sit, decision day for the Vancouver Canucks. Today Mike Gillis has a meeting scheduled with the owner Francesco Aquilini to decide the future of the franchise. This meeting will likely determine if the Coach will be back and maybe even the GM.
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch is still in “regular season and playoffs” mode after more or less shelving his rumor-based columns after the trade deadline, but he managed to squeeze a few snippets of supposed scuttlebutt into a column discussing Game 4 of the Capitals-Rangers series:
The coaching carousel is going to turn soon. Waiting to find out if Guy Boucher (Tampa),...