John Tortorella

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Make or break season for Gillis hinges on Tortorella’s team identity

After losing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins in 2011, questions immediately began to arise about the toughness and size of the Canucks. At some point, those same questions got to management, and the ‘stay the course’ attitude that had been preached, swiftly made way for a series of moves that has left the team […]

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Why splitting up the Sedins makes sense

John Tortorella did the unthinkable once again last night in Philadelphia: he split up the Sedins. Just like when he split up the Sedins in Calgary earlier this season, the result was positive. This begs the question: should the Canucks go an extended period of time with the Sedins split up? I say yes. Daniel […]

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The 10 biggest questions facing the Canucks this season

This article was also posted on VanCity Buzz. The Vancouver Canucks begin the 2013-14 season today and I can’t recall another Canucks season with so many question marks. Nobody really knows what to expect from this group, now three seasons removed from their near-dream season in 2010-11 when they almost won the Stanley Cup.

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John Tortorella is the right choice to be the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks

John Tortorella is the man that is most well suited to become the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. I will admit, this opinion took me a while to come around on. Tortorella is loud, rude, and has a temper. He is everything that Mike Gillis isn’t (style-wise anyway), but the man can coach. […]

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Rob’s Big Canucks Coaching Candidates List

The search to replace AV is now more than two weeks old and judging by the rumblings from insiders like Jason Botchford from the Province, the list of candidates is starting to become a little bit clearer. It sounds like Mike Gillis may take his time with this hiring, and will be interviewing a bunch […]

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