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NHL: Vancouver Canucks Expected to Hire John Tortorella
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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...

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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. 

 

 

 
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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 coach John Tortorella took most of the criticism for the ...
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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 coach John ...
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3 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’ str ...
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3 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 Ca ...
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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 ...
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3 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 Tortorel ...
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5 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 Detroit native had nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games t ...
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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," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. The Detroit native had ...
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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 Florida Panth ...
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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 ...
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