Popular Post fivethej Posted January 30 Popular Post Share Posted January 30 (edited) No-one gonna wanna come to Vancouver. https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/coaches-blame-aquilini-boudreau-canucks-debacle Quote According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, NHL coaches around the league have taken notice about the treatment of Boudreau from Canucks upper management and ownership. “The NHL coaching fraternity — and many of them are close — are down on Jimmy Rutherford for the manner in which the Bruce Boudreau situation was handled by the Vancouver Canucks,” Simmons wrote in an article on Sunday. Rick Tocchet was first rumoured as Boudreau’s replacement on January 14, eight days before he was officially hired last weekend. But with seemingly everyone knowing the writing was on the wall for Boudreau, the veteran coach still had to lead Vancouver through an increasingly awkward and emotional affair across the next four games, including a press conference where Rutherford confirmed he’d been talking to other head coaching candidates throughout the season. “Even friends and former colleagues of Rutherford are having difficulty defending the club president for the very public and improper way the popular Boudreau was dismissed,” Simmons added. But it’s not just Rutherford that’s taking heat from NHL coaches, with Canucks owner and Chairman Francesco Aquilini the target of criticism. “More than one current coach is blaming ownership in Vancouver for the Canucks sloppiness. ‘Everyone knows what the problem is,’ the coach texted me. ‘I don’t get why the story isn’t the owner (Francesco Aquilini),'” Simmons added. “Some coaches insist the NHL should force Aquilini to sell the Canucks the way it has been done in other leagues.” Aquilini has been involved in owning the franchise since purchasing a 50% stake in Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, before purchasing the remaining 50% in 2006. The Canucks are 2-1-0 under Tocchet. Edited January 30 by fivethej 1 5 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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