7 Updates
NHL: Vancouver Canucks Expected to Hire John Tortorella
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NHL: Vancouver Canucks Expected to Hire John Tortorella

Jun 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by

The Vancouver Cancucks are expected to hire former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to hire former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.  The Vancouver Sun's Daniel Wagner reports on June21 that Tortorella, the coach for whom Rangers...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NHL: Vancouver Canucks Expected to Hire John Tortorella

Jun 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by

The Vancouver Cancucks are expected to hire former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to hire former New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella

The Vancouver Sun's Daniel Wagner reports on June21 that Tortorella, the coach for whom Rangers general manager Glen Sather considers Alain Vigneault an offensive upgrade, is on his way to Western Canada to coach the Canucks. 

Wagner cites multiple reports saying Tortorella was offered the head coaching position although this is not official just yet. Wagner says he's been spotted flying into Vancouver, having interviewed for the job opening twice. 

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun also confirms Tortorella is expected to be Vancouver's next head coach. The two sides still need to negotiate a contract. LeBrun says other candidates such as John Stevens and Scott Arniel were informed they were no longer in the running, as verified by ESPN's sources. 

The fiery head coach is headed for a possible re-brand in Vancouver, writes Wagner. Optimistic fans are referring to his 2004 season with the Tampa Bay Lightining when they won the Stanley Cup. In spite of Tortorella's personality, Wagner says he is very smart, tactical coach with a ton of experience which should earn him the respect of the Canucks. 

Once the deal is finalized, Tortorella would inherit two of the top offensive talents in the NHL, twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News says he is expected to replicate the success former head coach Vigneault had with Vancouver. 

Tortorella won the Jack Adams Award as the 2004 NHL Coach of the Year in his Stanely Cup stint with the Lightning. In 13 seasons as head coach, he has compiled a record of 410-340-37 for a .541 winning percentage. 

 

 

 
Update
7

5 weeks 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 m ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
6

5 weeks 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 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks 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 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks 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 Can ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks 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 criti ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

5 weeks 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 as me ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the series 3-0 with still a match to go.
 
 
India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday.
 
 
Kamal Chawla stays afloat
Bangkok, Sep 2 (IANS) Having played two matches and won one, Kamal Chawla remained in contention Tuesday for the knock-out phase, while compatriot Shivam Arora, with three defeats, has virtually bowed out of the World 6-Red snooker championship in progress here.
 
 
Scoreboard of England's innings against India
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Scoreboard of England's innings against India in the fourth ODI of the five-match cricket series at Edgbaston here Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday. England Alastair Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 Alex Hales b Kumar 6 Gary Ballance c Rahane...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Britain asks citizens to review travel plans to Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens to review their planned trips to Pakistan in view of the volatile security situation in the country. "There is a high...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jaime King: Motherhood is all that matters
Jaime King says her son is the most important thing in her life now. The 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star welcomed her first child James - her son with husband Kyle Newman - into the world last October and since she...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault
Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault. The 'Beautiful People' hitmaker was sentenced to time already served by a judge after accepting a plea deal at a Washington DC superior court today (02.09.14), where he was...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Piers Morgan confirms CNN departure
Piers Morgan has confirmed he is leaving CNN after turning down a new deal. The British presenter - whose show 'Piers Morgan Live' was axed by CNN earlier this year - took to his Twitter account on Tuesday (02.09.14)...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Helen Mirren is learning Italian
Dame Helen Mirren is learning Italian. The 69-year-old actress owns a villa in Salento, South-East Italy, with her husband Taylor Hackford and although the couple also have homes in London, Los Angeles and France they...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Number of displaced civilians inside Ukraine doubles: UNHCR
Geneva, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday said the number of people displaced inside Ukraine has doubled in the past three weeks since the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine is driving...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
15 troops, 50 militants killed in Ukraine clashes
Kiev, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 15 troops and 50 pro-Russian militants have been killed since Monday as Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce fighting against militias in the country's eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India offers red carpet, not red tape, Modi hard sells India (Roundup)
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends...
Read more on Politics Balla