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NHL: Vancouver Canucks Reportedly Interested in John Tortorella As Coach
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NHL: Vancouver Canucks Reportedly Interested in John Tortorella As Coach

Jun 12 2013, 2:14am CDT | by

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly interested in former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.

The Vancouver Canucks could be John Tortorella’s next coaching destination. Cam Tucker of Metro News Canada cited Renaud Lavoie of RDS who says the Canucks are currently talking to Tortorella. The...

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NHL: Vancouver Canucks Reportedly Interested in John Tortorella As Coach

Jun 12 2013, 2:14am CDT | by

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly interested in former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.

The Vancouver Canucks could be John Tortorella’s next coaching destination.

Cam Tucker of Metro News Canada cited Renaud Lavoie of RDS who says the Canucks are currently talking to Tortorella. The fiery head coach was fired by the New York Rangers after their Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the the Boston Bruins. Lavoie broke the news on his Twitter feed.  

“Canucks and John Tortorella are talking. Is one of the strong candidates to replace Alain Vigneault.”

ESPN’s Kate Strang says the Rangers gave the Canucks permission to speak with Tortorella, who still has two years remaining on his contract with New York. Prior to his unexpected dismissal, he signed a contract extension during the season.

Strang adds Tortorella is also being eyed by the Dallas Stars who are seeking to replace Glen Gulutzan. As of Monday, the Stars had not requested to speak permission with him although the Rangers are expected not to get in the way should this happen, per Strang.   

Under Tortorella’s leadership, the Rangers allowed only 2.25 goals during the regular season. This was the fourth-best in the entire National Hockey League.

 

However, they were not as sharp offensively. They were average in terms of their offense, scoring just four more goals than the Canucks, per Tucker.

The Canucks fired Alain Vigneault after the team was swept by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. This marks the second consecutive first-round exit for Vancouver, which has scored just one goal in two postseason appearances in 2012 and 2013.

Tortorella lead the Rangers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 2004 as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

 
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Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head ...
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6 days ago

Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head coach John Tortorella took most ...
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6 days ago

Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head coach John Tortorella took mos ...
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6 days ago

Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head coach John Tortorella took most of the criticism for the Canucks’ struggles ...
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6 days ago

Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head coach John Tort ...
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6 days ago

Mike Gillis fan criticism hard on daughter

Jul 25 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Kate Gillis says it was difficult to block out the noise. The energetic 24-year-old is the captain and inspirational leader of Canada’s women’s field hockey team at the Commonwealth Games. She’s also the daughter of former Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. Gillis and soon-to-be ousted head coach John Tortorella took most of the criticism for the Canucks’ s ...
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6 weeks ago

Booth clears waivers for compliance buyout

Jun 18 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

VANCOUVER — David Booth has cleared waivers a day after he was waived by the Vancouver Canucks for the purpose of buying him out. Booth had one year left on his contract at a salary of US$4.75 million and a salary-cap hit of $4.25 million. "We wish David all the success in the future and thank him for his contributions with the Canucks," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. The Detr ...
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Booth placed on waivers by Canucks for buyout

Jun 18 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

VANCOUVER — David Booth has been placed on unconditional waivers by the Canucks for the purpose of buying him out. If Booth clears waivers, Vancouver can use a compliance buyout on the 29-year-old forward. Booth had one year left on his contract at a salary of US$4.75 million and a salary-cap hit of $4.25 million. "We wish David all the success in the future and thank him for his contributions with the Canucks, ...
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6 weeks ago

Bylsma sighting in Vancouver stirs rumour mill

Jun 18 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the Calder Cup has been awarded to Willie Desjardins‘ Texas Stars — who were crowned AHL champions after defeating the St. John’s IceCaps 4-3 Tuesday night — the Vancouver Canucks’ search for a new head coach will intensify. The candidates vying for John Tortorella’s old post are expected to include Desjardins as well as former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss Dan Bylsma. Also a candidate for the ...
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6 weeks ago

Bylsma sighting in Vancouver stirs rumour mill

Jun 18 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the Calder Cup has been awarded to Willie Desjardins‘ Texas Stars — who were crowned AHL champions after defeating the St. John’s IceCaps 4-3 Tuesday night — the Vancouver Canucks’ search for a new head coach will intensify. The candidates vying for John Tortorella’s old post are expected to include Desjardins as well as former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss Dan Bylsma. Also a candidate for the vacant Florid ...
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