Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Clinch16

Statement from Coach V

Recommended Posts

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=671709

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Aquilini family, Mike Gillis, Lorne Henning, Laurence Gilman, Stan Smyl, Victor de Bonis and the entire management, scouting, training and front office staff with the Vancouver Canucks. The past seven years have been an honour for me to coach and work for a great franchise in a wonderful Canadian city. To work in a city with such passionate and loyal fans is a privilege – I enjoyed every moment of it.

I am grateful to Dave Nonis and Steve Tambellini for the opportunity they provided me eight years ago. Over the past seven years, I have made many good friends in Vancouver and had the chance to coach quality players who cared deeply about their profession and were committed to winning. I am grateful to the players and their families for the sacrifice and dedication they showed in an effort to be the best they could be. Watching as many of our players started families, became fathers and grew as men, on and off of the ice, was equally rewarding.

To Rick Bowness, Newell Brown, Rollie Melanson and Darryl Williams – I say thank you for your tireless effort every day – I am grateful for your friendship and dedication. You should all be very proud of your achievements.

I am proud of many of the things we accomplished as a group these past seven seasons in Vancouver and only wish we were able to win the Canucks first Stanley Cup. I am a career coach and it is what I love to do. I hope to coach again in this League and will always have good memories of my time and the fans in Vancouver.

Coach V

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Only wish we were able to win the Canucks first Stanley Cup"

:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Godspeed AV and thank you for your service.

Gillis' leash just got a lot shorter for the fanbase (and hopefully the owners too....)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He wasn't a bad coach, and he did bring plenty of positive things to the team.. but it was time to move on.

So long AV, I'm sure you'll find another job as a coach at the NHL level and I wish you the best of luck wherever you end up.

Whenever you're not coaching against the Canucks that is.

Way to leave with class. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your years of loyalty and dedication AV!

Can't wait to hear who his replacement is :bigblush:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

<3 it was time for a change... he is a phenomenal coach. Shuda been gillis getting the ax.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best of luck to AV.

Hope you will reunite with Aaron Rome in the near future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best of luck to AV.

Hope you will reunite with Aaron Rome in the near future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will miss him. :( But it is exciting to find out who our new coach will be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Classy guy and goes out as our best coach of all time. Good luck to him in the future!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gillis is now on a short leash but he definitely doesn't need to go yet.

Gonna miss you AV. Loved you immensely but it is time to move on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.