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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 63

I have a feeling a lot of folks slept a bit easier last night after a shootout win in Philadelphia. I’m sure there was a sinking feeling midway through the second period. But good teams can do this. They can fall behind and still salvage points if not a win. And yes, the Islanders are a good hockey team. Still an interesting thing to type at the beginning of February. Though it...
Via Islanders Insight
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 97

We’ll take one of a few unpleasant trips down memory lane in our farewell to the Nassau Coliseum countdown as we look back at the 1997-98 season, one of the most tumultuous times in team history. With Mike Milbury as general manager, he served as head coach during the 1995-96 season after he dismissed Lorne Henning. A year later, without a captain as Pat Flatley left the team...
Via Islanders Insight
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Quinn, Former NHL Coach & Player Passes Away

Pat Quinn, who both coached and played in the NHL has passed away at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with an illness. Quinn played 600 games in the NHL and ended up coaching over 1,400, the majority of them with the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs. During his playing career, Quinn played for the Maple Leafs, Canucks, and Atlanta Flames from 1968-1977. He began his...
Via The Garbage Time
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks-Oilers Preview

(AP) - After the Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs last spring, they overhauled their front office and revamped the roster of a team that won just about everything except the Stanley Cup over the previous half-decade. So far, it's going better and happening faster than just about anybody predicted. When the Canucks return from a four-day break with a game in Edmonton on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks back on rise after down season

LOS ANGELES (AP) After the Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs last spring, they overhauled their front office and revamped the roster of a team that won just about everything except the Stanley Cup over the previous half-decade. So far, it's going better and happening faster than just about anybody predicted. When the Canucks return from a four-day break with a game in Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Professional hockey team wants to be like the San Antonio Spurs?

First off, who wouldn't want to be like the Spurs? Despite hearing every single season that they are "too old," San Antonio has won five NBA championships, all in the last 15 years. But a professional hockey team wants to be like a professional basketball team? If you are the Vancouver Canucks, you do. Canucks president Trevor Linden and VP of hockey administration T.C. Carling met...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Linden Talks Young Stars

Vancouver Canucks’ President Trevor Linden may have been used to two-a-days in his hockey playing years, but right now he talking about young stars at camps.Linden talks with Joey Kenward about the Young Stars tournament currently in progress below. The post Trevor Linden Talks Young Stars appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver’s Trevor Linden isn’t a fan of fighting in the NHL

Trevor Linden, the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks, isn’t the biggest supporter of fighting in the NHL. Based on his comments seen in an interview with The Province, it actually sounds like he’s in favor of moving the league away from fighting. Here are Linden’s comments after he was questioned about his views on the role of fighting: “Fighting is...
Via Bloguin Best
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver’s Trevor Linden isn’t a fan of fighting in the NHL

Trevor Linden, the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks, isn’t the biggest supporter of fighting in the NHL. Based on his comments seen in an interview with The Province, it actually sounds like he’s in favor of moving the league away from fighting. Here are Linden’s comments after he was questioned about his views on the role of fighting: “Fighting is...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Canucks To Make ‘Big Push’ For Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla is expected to have a lot of formal interest when the clock strikes noon on Tuesday, and the Vancouver Canucks are expected to be one of the teams interested in the veteran winger. TSN’s Farhan Lalji reported early Tuesday morning (with a stick tap to ProHockeyTalk.com) that the Canucks will be making a “hard push” for Iginla when the free-agency period opens...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Desjardins Becomes Canucks head coach

Just a matter of time. This is now official. (Watch the presser here) There has been an announcement and a press conference. All “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” crossed, Willie Desjardins has been named the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Though it was previously reported elsewhere, the resounding statement of confidence came from TSN’s Bob McKenzie late last week...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Names to Watch in the 2014 Canucks Coaching Search

Here We Go Again… Another early start to the Vancouver Canucks off-season, and yet another coaching search. Somehow, everything is worse this year. The season ended quicker, the coaching staff was worse and depending on who you ask, so is the field of available coaches. It’s a trifecta of Canucks related misery that seems only suiting of this franchise and it’s sordid forty...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Linden Gives Scouting Update

Vancouver Canucks President, Trevor Linden, sits down to to give CanucksTV an update on what exactly the team will be looking for when sitting down to find the next hockey players to wear the Canucks uniform at the NHL Draft. The post Trevor Linden Gives Scouting Update appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Benning ‘Tells It Like It Is’

Jim Benning stepped into the role of the GM for the Vancouver Canucks this past week and it looks like he’s fitting in just fine from his transition from the Boston Bruins. Canucks president Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean  sit down to talk about who exactly Jim Benning the man really is. Watch as Canucks fans get a peak into who is now the new GM of their organization.. The post...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind The Scences With New Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning

Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden announced May 21, 2014, Jim Benning would be filling the shoes as the new GM for the team. Benning played 610 regular-season games in the National Hockey League and he was a teammate of Trevor Linden for two seasons. Benning is leaving a job as the assistant general manager of the Boston Bruins to move up in his career.  Linden expressed...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Assistant GM Jim Benning Named Vancouver Canucks’ General Manager

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Vancouver Canucks hired Jim Benning as general manager Wednesday. Benning is the first significant hire made by Trevor Linden, the former Canucks star who took over as president of hockey operations after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. The 51-year-old Benning spent the last eight seasons with the Boston Bruins, including...
Via NESN.com
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Linden-Benning-Trotz A Realistic Possibility In Vancouver?

It's not a secret that new Team President Trevor Linden is looking for a GM and one of the leading candidates is Jim Benning, Assistant GM of the Boston Bruins. It's also not a secret around the rumour mill that Barry Trotz, ex-Head Coach of the Nashville Predators is one of the leading candidates for the position in Vancouver. However is it truly possible Linden can nab both of...
Via Puckrant.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Unaccountable Inc.

No matter what line of work you occupy there are certain facets of professional life that are universally upheld, regardless of the various fields.  When you are hired on to do a job you enter into a social contract, whether it be on paper or verbal, with your employer stating that you have agreed to accept the responsibilities put forth by said employer in exchange for monetary...
Via Puckrant.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall and Killer to Van

Here is a scenario the Canucks should consider for their GM and coach combo. First off, we hire the ankle breaking, loose cannon who is known as Ronald Hextall, as our GM.  The assistant GM for the Kings has been groomed in one of the best organizations of the past 10 years -- a team that has started from the bottom and put together one of the best cores in the NHL. It's a group...
Via Puckrant.com
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

More on Torts and Sully Firings; What's Next for the Canucks

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 he wanted a "fresh start...
Via Puckrant.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Torts Shown the Door; Second Round Playoff Picks

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. John Tortorella...
Via Puckrant.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

HOPE 16: #NICHOLSONMOVEMENT

If there was ever an appropriate time for a rant Vancouver, now is the time. There's nothing like a pro wrestling gif to get people going. As everyone knows Bob Nicholson who was the former President & CEO of Hockey Canada stepped down from his position a few weeks ago. The rumblings are that Trevor Linden might be speaking to Nicholson or has spoke to Nicholson already...
Via Puckrant.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 4/29/14

RANDOM NHL THOUGHTS: 4/29/14 -General Manager George McPhee and Head Coach Adam Oates are out in Washington D.C. There is rumor that McPhee has ties and is a possibility to return to Vancouver for the vacant GM spot with the Canucks.  Trevor Linden is very familiar with McPhee from Linden's playing days with the Canucks.  McPhee would not be my first choice for hire, but he would...
Via Puckrant.com
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Hockey Analytics

It seems every time a new hockey person gets hired these days they will get asked “do you believe in hockey analytics?” It started with Trevor Linden in Vancouver. Then Brendan Shanahan in Toronto. And today Brad Treliving in Calgary. Nichols on hockey has a good rundown on both Treliving’s and Burke’s response to the [...] The post Thoughts on Hockey Analytics appeared first...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Search Continues; #6 Pick/Prospects/Playoffs/Worlds

GM SEARCH CONTINUES: The Canucks New General Manager search is on.  There are many names swirling around the rumor mill.  Yesterday, Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun newspaper tweeted: "Still believe that Benning is #Canucks 1st choice.  But Hextall, with mgmt dues paid under good GMs, would be interesting candidate."  Jim Benning is an assistant general manager and...
Via Puckrant.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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