NHL News: The Canucks fire Bruce Boudreau and hire Rick Tocchet

TSN: The Vancouver Canucks have actually lastly fired Bruce Boudreau and have actually worked with Rick Tocchet to be their next head coach.  Assistant coach Trent Cull was likewise release.

“Those decisions are never easy,” Allvin stated in an interview. “But at this point I felt there was needed a new voice to see if we can get this group to buy in, to play a different way.”

President Jim Rutherford stated that he’d been “too direct and too honest” with media throughout interviews.

“Unfortunately, it’s turned out the way it did. Nobody takes great pride in this,” he stated. “I’ve known Bruce for a long time. He’s been a friend and I feel very bad about it. And if I’ve offended anybody in the process, I apologize personally, on behalf of the Canucks.”

Adam Foote will be an assistant coach and Sergei Gonchar is their protective advancement coach.

Kevin Weekes: Have been informed that Tocchet’s agreement with the Canucks is for 3 years at around $2.75 million annually, with this season being prorated.

Rick Dhaliwal: Spoke with Boudreau for a bit the other day and he’s not prepared to speak with the general public yet. He will do so eventually in the future.

Dustin Nielson: “Rick Tocchet has been a Head Coach for six seasons in the NHL, missed the playoffs five times, eliminated in the 1st round once. Has coached 438 games and has won 178 of them. He’s supposed to fix the Canucks? What am I missing? I have to be missing something.”

Rick Dhaliwal: Over the previous ten years and not consisting of all the assistant coaches, scouts and other front workplace workers.

Alain Vigneault fired 2013
Mike Gillis fired 2014
John Tortorella fired 2014
Willie Desjardins fired 2017
Trevor Linden resigned 2018
Travis Green fired 2021
Jim Benning fired 2021
Bruce Boudreau fired 2023


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