Willie Desjardins named Head Coach

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herb wrote: He interviewed well in that press conference, but then again Torts impressed me last year in the way he conducted his interviews and we all know how that turned out.
See I thought Torts came off as a total phony in his interviews.

But then wtf do interviews really tell us anyway. This is hockey, not aerospace engineering. Claude Julien and Darryl Sutter come off as legitimately retarded in their interviews and they're both obviously pretty good at coaching. :lol:
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SKYO wrote:Press conference at noon to make it 100% official.



http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723432
I like what he said about winning in different ways depending on the team they play - speaks to me of versatility and adaptability in how he will have the team play. Something Vigneault still has a hard time doing.
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A breath of fresh air
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ClamRussel wrote:A breath of fresh air
Said everyone on the board about Torts. :wink:
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Said everyone about Gillis too... and the former player agent turned out to be one of the biggest boldshitters we've ever seen around these here parts.
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Rumsfeld wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:A breath of fresh air
Said everyone on the board about Torts. :wink:
Actually....they said we needed more assholeness...and he was...
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Wonder if Willie fires Gulutzan? he didn't exactly give him the best vote of confidence today.
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Rumsfeld wrote:
herb wrote: He interviewed well in that press conference, but then again Torts impressed me last year in the way he conducted his interviews and we all know how that turned out.
See I thought Torts came off as a total phony in his interviews.

But then wtf do interviews really tell us anyway. This is hockey, not aerospace engineering. Claude Julien and Darryl Sutter come off as legitimately retarded in their interviews and they're both obviously pretty good at coaching. :lol:
You were absolutely right - he was a phony. About halfway through the season it seemed like Torts had no idea what he was doing.

It's definitely hard to judge a guy off of one interview on TV. To me Willie looked like a guy I'd be happy to work with.

AV was always pretty retarded in his interviews too.

"We're going to work real hard. We're playing a real good team there. *sucks fucking lozenge* Our guys are going to be real focused. We're real determined. *sucks fucking lozenge again* Fo real."

Sutter and Julien clearly have had wayyyyyyy too many concussions.
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Arachnid wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:A breath of fresh air
Said everyone on the board about Torts. :wink:
Actually....they said we needed more assholeness...and he was...
It was a frustrated fan base w/ "delusions" of grandeur. Different kettle of fish this time around.
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via: https://twitter.com/VanCanucks/status/4 ... 7381749760

"Change is coming." I guess you can say, there is some truth in advertising.

A place you didn't find Torts last season:
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#Canucks coach Willie Desjardins looks on at #Vandevcamp during a lifting lesson. He spoke to the prospects earlier.

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Count me as surprised when Torts begged off prospects camped but stunned to learn he didn't attend all the practices nor had any contact with Utica coaching, at all, none!

The guy loved the smell of his own shit and his behaviour certainly suggested he felt it was beneath him to deal with anything other than a few practices and game days. Add to that, now as word continues to leak out, how dramatically he alienated almost the entire team.

Looking forward to see what Willie can accomplish this season.
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Hockey Widow wrote:Count me as surprised when Torts begged off prospects camped but stunned to learn he didn't attend all the practices nor had any contact with Utica coaching, at all, none!

The guy loved the smell of his own shit and his behaviour certainly suggested he felt it was beneath him to deal with anything other than a few practices and game days. Add to that, now as word continues to leak out, how dramatically he alienated almost the entire team.

Looking forward to see what Willie can accomplish this season.
Ditto for me. That's simply incredible that you could think that would be a successful coaching model in today's NHL. I get having a veteran team, but if you're going to have brain aneurisms after a bad shift, you'd better have been there at practice all week.
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