NMHockey Posted November 30, 2021 Share Posted November 30, 2021 Coaching Staff -Head Coach Travis Green and Assistant Coach Kyle Gustafson relieved of duties. -Assistant Coach Brad Shaw promoted in duties to Interim Head Coach. -Abbotsford Canucks Associate Coach Gary Agnew promoted in duties to Assistant Coach in Vancouver. (Bruce Boudreau hired as Abbotsford Canucks Associate Coach) -Abbotsford Canucks Assistant Coach Jeff Ulmer promoted in duties to Assistant Coach in Vancouver. (Derek Dorsett hired as Abbotsford Canucks Assistant Coach) Transactions |Kraken acquires: D Travis Hamonic 3rd Round Draft Pick 2024 Canucks acquire: F Calle Jarnkrok 7th Round Draft Pick 2023| -F Justin Dowling and D Brad Hunt placed on Waivers to get assigned to Abbotsford. -D Guillaume Brisebois and F Sheldon Dries recalled from Abbotsford. Line-Up Hoglander -Pettersson- Boeser Pearson -Horvat- Garland Podkolzin -Miller- Jarnkrok Motte -Dickinson- Chiasson Lammikko Dries Ekman-Larsson - Poolman Hughes - Myers Brisebois - Schenn Burroughs Demko Halak LTIR Highmore Keeper Sutter Ferland Abbotsford Di Giuseppe -Klimovich- Bailey Petan -Focht- Lockwood Dowling -Stevens- Rempal Arseneau -Wouters- Lukosevicius Keppen -Nielsen- Plasek Sautner - Bowey Rathbone - Woo Stephens - Juulsen Brubacher - Hunt Schilling - Kannok-Leipert DiPietro Silovs Martin It might be time for Green and his Portland connection wingman Gustafson; to go. Shaw seems like a good brain and fit for interim head coach. Worked for St.Louis in 2019 and was a similar situation. Gary Agnew has been a head and assistant coach in the NHL for a very long time and was an assistant with the Penguins when they won the first of back to back cups in 2016. Jeff Ulmer was the director of player development for the Coyotes from 2018-2020 so he knows about things at the NHL level and is familiar being around Ekman-Larsson and Garland. And was part of Garlands development for that matter. Boudreau and Dorsett are perfect replacement as wingman coaches under Trent Cull in Abbotsford in order to keep the prospects developing nicely. The Kraken could use another veteran RHD and we need another right handed forward that has speed to burn, PK ability and versatility, grit, and provides secondary scoring. Jarnkrok checks all the boxes and would be a very good mentor to two fellow Swedes in Pettersson and Hoglander. He doesn’t fit in with the Kraken enough especially with Blackwell healthy now and they can afford to move him. He’s a UFA after this season anyway and likely not being kept. We give them a higher pick due to Hamonics off ice uncertainty the last three months and because they take on an extra $1 Million in cap for an extra year. Dowling should be in Abbotsford for now and Dries leads the team in scoring down there with a red hot pace of 14 points in 12 games. He also has experience playing in a checking role for Colorado a lot when injuries hit them. He might be able to help the PK just a little and our team could use some tweaking. Bring Brisebois up to fill that LHD spot for now and see where his development is at. He’s played well in Abbotsford so far. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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