Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 6/22/13
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TSN reports that John Tortorella is expected to be named the Vancouver Canucks' new head coach. Tortorella arrived at Vancouver International Airport yesterday amidst reports that he is about to be named the new Canucks coach. The Canuck's organization would not confirm the report... "John's certainly in the mix and very strong, so we're going to finish off the process the way we designed it initially and that shouldn't take us much longer," said CM Mike Gillis. So how's the response been in Vancouver, I think this quote from Ed Willes at The Province says is all... "Tortorella is the kind of knee-jerk decision that other organizations make, not the Canucks. Yes, he represents a personality type diametrically opposed from his predecessor, Alain Vigneault. But he also represents a personality type diametrically opposed to Gillis's core values. He is loud and profane; narcissistic and temperamental. He is emotional to the point of irrationality. Tortorella, i...
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