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#1 RedWingsRox

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

 If anyone cares ... I think this was an owner influenced decision.  Gillis has been neutered.  

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NHL source tells me John Tortorella has been offered #Canucks job and two sides are close to a deal #nhl #canucks Torts will coach Canucks

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Am told Tortorella just spotted boarding United Flight 323 from Denver to Vancouver. Can't imagine he's coming for another interview...

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Kept hearing from NHL sources that ownership was "very involved" in hiring process, wanted tempered kick-ass approach. Hello Torts. #canucks
 

 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Well at least we wont have to worry about the canucks representing the west, torts is awful for that team... way too many high skilled players unless torts changes his style.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Trade Rumor. NYR sends John Tortorella to VAN for Alain Vigneault. (e5).

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

Not sure how the Sedins will like blocking shots.  



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

I guess the Sedins will combine for 90 points by the end of the season instead of putting up 90 each. 

 

Torts in Vancouver is an awful fit, i'd anticipate them to finish the season with at least 15-20 points less than they have been and still choke out in the first or second round. This just makes no sense at all, he is not the solution to grant the Nucks more success and bring them further into the playoffs.

 

Bad move Vancouver, riots will ensue. 


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:07 PM

I called it LOL
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

So Buffalo is the only team missing a coach?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

I can't even imagine in any way shape or form how the Sedins would give their absolute best for Tortorella. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:02 PM

Laughable really

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:15 PM

If they wanted drama in Vancouver, they just got it. I'm sure they are already starting a pick'em for how many players that will be requesting to be traded by the trade deadline.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:19 PM

So Buffalo is the only team missing a coach?

 

They have named Rolston their hc at may 7.

 

Wow Gillis must really hate his core in order to go the Tortarella route. This guy was voted the second least likable coach players would be willing to play for. He is just an awful awful fit, with the type of personal the Canucks have. Under this circumstances I can't see the Sedins staying beyond their contracts.Vancouver is - like mentioned - way to skilled for a Tortarella type system and especially too loaded for the kick-ass approach he is going to bring. Wonder, if some players thought AV would be a hard ass coach just wait for the arrival of mister John T...

 

I certainly expect to drop a few points and for the first time since almost a half decade fighting for a playoff spot.

 

Horrible decision Gillis should get the axe .

 

Kesler, Sedins, Raymond and some of their young guns might now be available soon :-)


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:05 PM

I'm baffled by this. Torts doesn't seem like the right guy for Vancouver.

 

Sorry Nuck fans.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

Vigneault would be good in New York tho

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

Watch them after all these years stop being underacheivers now lol.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:39 AM

Who is the worst hockey beat writer in Vancouver? Their life just got a whole lot more interesting.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:52 AM

Good to see Vancouver won't be relevant for the foreseeable future. The guy is a joke.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

Is Tortorella a hockey coach or a baseball coach ? Ether way nucks are doomed.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

So Buffalo is the only team missing a coach?

 

I heard Lindy Ruff is still looking for a job.  Seems like a good candidate.   ;)

 

Whoops, nevermind.  Looks like the Stars beat them to it.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

bad fit because of their forwards - sedin, sedin, burrows, booth, higgins, raymond, hansen.

at least they have kesler and kassian at forward. raymond will be gone soon so that is a start. defense should be fine.







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