Canucks name Green as new head coach

  • Canucks name Green as new head coach

Canucks name Green as new head coach

And there's been mixed messages from the front office, which was going for it three years ago, trying to rebuild on the fly two years ago and now apparently is moving all its chips in on a rebuild.

Happy with it or not, it is reality, and has been for a while for the National Hockey League team.

Green spent the last four seasons coaching the Canucks' top farm team, the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. Darn right they are.

The Vancouver Canucks made some waves this spring when they finally dismissed head coach Willie Desjardins, walking away from the former AHL bench boss following another disappointing season for the club.

Part of that will involve getting young assets involved in Vancouver's rebuilding process.

The Vancouver Canucks?are promoting Travis Green from the AHL to be their next coach, according to TSN.

Today, the Vancouver Canucks are widely expected to appoint Travis Green as their new skipper. It was a pretty easy decision for us. "I think it's good for young players to go through adversity". Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. And then the Canucks plunged over a cliff. The prospect pool, though still not deep enough and lacking elite players, has been significantly improved the last couple of years.

Centre Jonathan Dahlen, whom Benning received in return for sending veteran winger Alex Burrows to Ottawa at the March 1 trade deadline, had 25 goals in 45 second-division games in Sweden. Winning is a bonus. They'll worry about winning in 2019-20, when the franchise turns 50.

We will be updating this story following the press conference this morning.

"I know we have to create more offense, our special teams have to get better". I think there's this perception that if you finish in a certain spot that's where you're going to wind up and it's actually the reverse. "We didn't interview any other candidates", Linden said. He has guided young players such as Jake Virtanen, who he will now be responsible for in the National Hockey League.

"There's a way that you can create offence nowadays, with the way that the game is played", Green said.

Grabner is coming off a very strong year and netted two goals in the opening round, yet these rumors won't seem to go away.The Rangers would surely try and move him or make a side deal before Vegas could grab him.

"To get to coach in your home province, not a lot of guys can say that", Green said. There's nothing like telling a player: 'That happened to me, too. Players need to be pushed.

Of course, in 2013, John Tortorella promised he'd push players, they'd give him more and they'd play with more bite. (But) the NHL is a tough league.