In hockey, there is no better sign of a tense game or bitter rivalry than when players drop their gloves and a fight breaks out. Slap shot goals are great, and a spastic goalie save will certainly make fans’ jaws fall to the floor. The NHL regular season has its fair share of engaging fights (ahem, this […]
A chat toward the end of his playing career planted a seed in Travis Green's mind. The veteran center had already thought about staying in hockey after retirement when a conversation with Paul Maurice, then his head coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, got him thinking. Some 10 years later, Green was introduced as the […]
The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for better luck in tomorrow’s draft lottery. The top two picks in the 2017 draft are expected to be centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier. Patrick was the consensus pick for a while, but Hischier started to gain ground with an impressive showing for Switzerland at the World Juniors.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have named Travis Green their new coach. Green spent the last four seasons coaching the Canucks' top farm team, the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. Before that, he coached the Portland Winterhawks to a 2012-13 Western Hockey League title and an appearance in the 2013 Memorial […]
Whereas the last few years the Canucks have tried to stay competitive and make the playoffs (failing miserably the last two seasons), the plan now is to develop their youth with an eye towards the future. “I’m not sitting up here and saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to win the Stanley Cup next year,'” new head […]
The Vancouver Canucks made it official today, announcing Travis Green as their new head coach. Green replaces Willie Desjardins, who was fired after three seasons on the job. The past four years, Green has been the head coach of the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Utica.
The Vancouver Canucks officially introduced Travis Green as their new head coach Wednesday afternoon, handing the man who ran their AHL bench in Utica for the last four seasons a four-year contract. Wanting to be decisive and quick in the process of replacing Willie Desjardins, the Canucks met with Green over two days following the […]
Sharks center Joe Thornton played through a torn ACL and MCL in his knee during San Jose’s first-round loss to the Oilers, head coach Peter DeBoer told reporters Monday. “I’ve never seen a guy play with a torn MCL and ACL,” DeBoer said. Thornton was injured in a collision with Michael Chaput during a game […]
The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly set to announce Travis Green as their next head coach. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the announcement will be made in the next couple of days. Green, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL including the playoffs, has been the head coach of the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Utica […]
The Canucks, in their third season under Desjardins, finished last in the Pacific Division and their 69 points were the second-fewest in the NHL behind Colorado. Assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn also were dismissed by Vancouver, which lost its final eight games and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Desjardins, 60, […]
Vancouver Canucks confirmed the sacking of head coach Willie Desjardins on Monday. The Canucks opted to part with their coach of three years after a disappointing season that produced only 69 points. Vancouver missed the playoffs for a second consecutive season and finished last in the Pacific Division after dropping its last eight games.
The Canucks hit the tank late in the season. The Vancouver Canucks brought on head coach Willie Desjardins three years ago to oversee a franchise re-tooling and live up to the highly successful tenure of Alain Vigneault. Neither goal was met, and the Canucks fired Desjardins on Monday at the conclusion of the 2016-17 regular […]