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#1111 CB007

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:43 AM

Everybody laughed when the Blues brought in Hitchcock, after an absolute FAIL in Philly...


To be fair, the Blues haven't gone past 2nd round under Hitchcock either. In fact, they were swept by the Kings last year.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

Haha. Botchford is such a tool.

He has no contacts in the NHL. Everything he writes is based on speculation and pulling stuff out of his butt.

I agree Botchford is a tool but CBC has also said Robinson has no interest in being a head coach anymore too
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

Cue the Tort's for Coach crowd to become active.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

my vote is for Don Hay as head coach Trever Linden and Stan Smyl for assistants.three very prominent vancouver personalities and three high quality individuals who the player even the vets could learn from and would respect .

would hate to see tippits or ruff get the job d first boring hockey sucks.and if you read the statement Gillis made he wants the team to play an" entertaining up beat style" so you can rule out 1/3 off the guys on that list.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

TORTS IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Get it done!

He deflects the media well, I think that would be good for this team. Take the pressure off the players a bit.

Linden as Assistant. and Id be in heaven.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

He failed as a coach in Philly.


Scotty Bowman failed in Buffalo
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

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Dallas Eakins is of course overrated because of the TO connection.

If we're going the AHL coach route, then why not go to the team that eliminated Eakins' Marlies?

Jeff Blashill - Won championship for USHL Indiana Ice in year one. Now in year one for Grand Rapids and is currently en route to probably another championship in year one. Was an assistant for Detroit last season. He's clearly being primed for an NHL head coaching job. Will probably get one right away.

Might be another Paul Maclean-type gold nugget. Might not be experienced enough.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

Tortorella is exactly the spark our team needs. We need someone who will call out players when they need to be
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

John Stevens declined an interview request... Don't blame him though since they're still in the playoffs
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

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Cue the Tort's for Coach crowd to become active.


Just thought I'd put my 1 cent (from 2 cents - after the CRA gets through with it) in. :P

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All I want to see now out of the Canucks and Mike Gillis is this:

Veteran coach who will shake the living daylights out of the locker-room. 42 (sorry...43) ~bleeping~ years!!! Damn it!!! Git r'done. Gillis!!!

No fancy crud like Dallas Eakins (no head coaching experience in the NHL). No tryouts for Gulutzan (didn't work out too well with the Stars, did he!). Just get Torts and build a coaching staff around him. AN EFFECTIVE COACHING STAFF!!!

If the "stars" decide to tune out Torts, then the "stars" don't deserve to be here. <--- now we're talking about "player accountability". Any player that isn't accountable in their play or decides to "not play" because he got called out for "floating" is not a player that we want on the Canucks. This core of players were unable to get it done. Maybe a more abrasive coach may be able to get something out of them rather than allowing them to continue "status quo". And if they're going to rebel. That shows something about "their character" then.

I don't give a sour owl excrete just how "nice" the player is. The goal is to win the Stanley Cup. What does Torts have that the Canucks DON'T? A Stanley Cup!

Just transferring my points from the "locked thread".


Edited by Puck'nAnimal, 29 May 2013 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Torts here would be a gong show. It would solidify our lengthly decline.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

There is no doubt torts is a good coach but I don't think he would be a good fit with our current roster. Our core players all supposedly take on leadership roles, and based on what I have heard from the interviews, a coach like tots is the last thing they want. I know they are professionals and should play for anyone, but I fear that players like the sedins and bieksa would clash with his style of coaching.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

Lager Hog, why you no like my thread? WHY>>........oh i see, this one already existed.

Edited by Primal Optimist, 29 May 2013 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

*a tortorella suddenly appears*

I lol'd out loud, my dog looked at me weird.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

John Tortorella or Dallas Eakins get my votes, for some reason I have a good feeling about either one of them. Tippett if he becomes available, Ruff or even Guy Boucher wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen to Vancover... But I'm sticking with these two as my guys for the next coach of the Canucks, somebody quote me. ;)

EDIT: You know on second thought, what if Torts is too hard on the twins and they decide they don't want to play here next season? That would suck! Their contracts do expire after next season, only way around this is if MG signs them to extensions before the season starts and Torts starts going in on them. lol Then they're stuck... :ph34r:

Still perhaps Eakins would be a better fit, he has a way of bringing out the best in young players and isn't that exactly what MG is looking for? Bet Kassian has a career year next season if we hire Eakins as head coach.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Torts is the best available. Get him Gillis.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

There is no doubt torts ch but I don't think he would be a good fit with our current roster. Our core players all supposedly take on leadership roles, and based on what I have heard from the interviews, a coach like tots is the last thing they want. I know they are professionals and should play for anyone, but I fear that players like the sedins and bieksa would clash with his style of coaching.

The Canucks tried it the players way for years and it has not worked. Time for a different approach. They need to go back to being just players followingvtheir coach. Not trying to coach, motivate, be media liasons, etc.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

my vote is for Don Hay as head coach Trever Linden and Stan Smyl for assistants.three very prominent vancouver personalities and three high quality individuals who the player even the vets could learn from and would respect .

would hate to see tippits or ruff get the job d first boring hockey sucks.and if you read the statement Gillis made he wants the team to play an" entertaining up beat style" so you can rule out 1/3 off the guys on that list.

Good thing your vote means nothing then, since one doesn't want to coach in the NHL and the other two don't have coaching on their resume to even consider them for the job.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

If John Stevens is available, I will suggest getting John Stevens, as he's probably learned the effectiveness of Suters presure system.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Once and for all people.....Trevor Linden is not a coach. Nor does he want to be.

For those calling for the hiring of Torts: Be careful what you wish for. I've read countless posts complaining of how AV "throws his players under the bus"....

Tortorella wrote the book...
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

*a tortorella suddenly appears*

Pass !!! the guy could never coach in a canadian market
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Torts is the best available. Get him Gillis.

The best at being a media distraction
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

The Canucks tried it the players way for years and it has not worked. Time for a different approach. They need to go back to being just players followingvtheir coach. Not trying to coach, motivate, be media liasons, etc.


Arguably the players haven't had their way since AV first came on. One of the big knocks against AV was that the players had to follow him and fit into his system or they sat (well, some of them anyway <_< ). We need the players to be allowed to do the things that made them successful in the first place and, thus, a coach that can recognize this. We don't necessarily need the new coach to come in and bust balls, we just need that coach to see our strengths and craft an adjustable system accordingly.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

I hope we don't get Tortz, he would actually make the team worse.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

eakins seems like the right mold that gillis is looking for. The marlies finished 3rd in AHL scoring and had the same GP/G avg in the playoffs. They also were sound defensively finishing tied for 7th in GA. He seems to be able to teach younger players the question is can he relate and take control of a veteran team?
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

So is Eakins being interviewed today or next Wednesday? If it's next week, isn't that delaying things? After all both Dallas and New York are now looking at coaches.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

Good thing your vote means nothing then, since one doesn't want to coach in the NHL and the other two don't have coaching on their resume to even consider them for the job.


Stan Smyl was an assistant coach in Vancouver in the 90's which includes the 1994 cup run.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I lol'd out loud, my dog looked at me weird.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Torts sure is the biggest name out there so that must mean he is the best. I'm sure the fact that all the skill players who have played under him have had bad years by accident. I'm sure Gaborik who was great with the wild and looks like his old self on the blue jackets didnt suck in ny because torts didnt know how to play a fast paced skill game.
I'm sure Richards who was playing at almost a point per game in dallas hasn't swiftly declined because of torts style.
Hey I think the Sedins killing penalties and blocking shots will be a great boost to our offense.
If we are looking for consistency then Torts is totally our guy. I mean just look at the teams he has coached in the past. Consistency from his players has never been an issue.

Can I stop being sarcastic now? Do the torts lovers understand yet that not only is he a terrible candidate but gillis is not the type of person to bring someone with a personality like that into our locker room?

I'm just done talking about it so next person I see post garbage about the team just needing someone to motivate them the way torts did in ny, I'm going to troll until they stop watching hockey and go back to watching big brother rer runs.
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