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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby 5thhorseman » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:33 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Green is certainly polished with the media unlike Desjardins.

It was painful watching WD do interviews. He seemed tired having to trot out the same clichés time and time again.
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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby micky107 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:57 pm

5thhorseman wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Green is certainly polished with the media unlike Desjardins.

It was painful watching WD do interviews. He seemed tired having to trot out the same clichés time and time again.


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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby micky107 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:33 pm

Gotta tell ya, Linden sure pumps the tires. Compliments galore.

Note: Linden is going to the draft lottery, not Benning....
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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Strangelove » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:33 pm

SKYO wrote:For special teams, could use Bob Woods, was the assistant coach in BUF who ran NHL best powerplay last season, he's looking for work.


You know who might make a good special teams coach?

Zigmund Palffy!

I know Green likes Ziggy a lot:



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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Steve Bennett* » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:55 pm

Excellent choice for the new coach. This guy knows what he is doing and what we need for our young kids. It will be a challenging yet successful season for our young and developing team even if we are competing for the lottery pick.

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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Strangelove » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:27 pm

Steve Bennett* wrote:Excellent choice for the new coach. This guy knows what he is doing and what we need for our young kids. It will be a challenging yet successful season for our young and developing team even if we are competing for the lottery pick.

Man I love this team Image


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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby SKYO » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:16 pm

SKYO wrote:For special teams, could use Bob Woods, was the assistant coach in BUF who ran NHL best powerplay last season, he's looking for work.


Bob Woods, Adam Oates or now Newell Brown is now available as he was let go by the Coyotes, used to be AV's powerplay guy here.

Coyotes staff shake-up: assistant coach Newell Brown and Tucson Roadrunners GM Doug Soetaert have been relieved of their duties.




May 2013: Coach Brown.

“You have to look at the pieces of the puzzle that are necessary and we had great chemistry that first year,” he explained. “Everything gelled. This year, we were forced through injury and whatnot and changes in personnel to try and build a new group.

“When you're trying to run a power play with five left shots, which we were forced to do a lot this year, you're really swimming upstream. Seventy-seven per cent of the power-play goals are scored with at least two right shots, so that tells you a lot right there. Not to say there are exceptions to the rule, but when you have five left shots, or even four, your chances of scoring are diminished.

Brown knew things weren't right when he had too many left shots.

“Teams are so fast to get into the shot lanes these days,” Brown continued, “that if you can't take one-timers, if you aren't in position to take one-touch passes and move the puck quickly to shooters and shoot off the pass, you're at a big disadvantage. That was something we were dealing with this year.”

During the 2010-11 campaign, Brown had righties Sami Salo, Mikael Samuelsson and a healthy Ryan Kesler plus heavy-shooting lefty Christian Ehrhoff. Salo, Samuelsson and Ehrhoff were not around this season and Kesler was hurt for most of it.

“You know, it's funny,” Brown said. “When Ryan Kesler was in the lineup, our power play was at 22 per cent. I'm sure if we would have stayed healthy, we would have finished in the top 10. That's what makes these types of seasons a real challenge. So there are lots of things we can look at but the bottom line, and you hear it repeatedly, is it's a results-oriented business. That's why we're in the situation we're in right now.”

“I just feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach in a fantastic city like Vancouver with great hockey fans and to have worked with the people I got to know,” he concluded. “It's a great business because everywhere you go, you have a chance to meet quality people. We've made a lot of friendships here and learned a tremendous amount that we can bring to the next opportunity.”
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Canu ... story.html


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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Puck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:57 pm

Interesting read, SKYO. Thanks.
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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby SKYO » Thu May 25, 2017 12:37 am

Word puck.

Matthew Sekeres:

The Canucks interviewed Windsor's Spitfires head coach Rocky Thompson during Windsor's break prior to Memorial Cup and came away impressed.

Thompson is not only a candidate to be Utica Comets next head coach, but also a Travis Green assistant with the Canucks.

http://www.thewhig.com/2017/05/24/posit ... igger-role

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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Meds » Thu May 25, 2017 8:50 am

Strangelove wrote:
Steve Bennett* wrote:Excellent choice for the new coach. This guy knows what he is doing and what we need for our young kids. It will be a challenging yet successful season for our young and developing team even if we are competing for the lottery pick.

Man I love this team Image


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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu May 25, 2017 9:31 am

What the hell are you doing in Cape Breton ?
TELL ME HOW MY ASS TASTES
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Re: 2017/18 Canucks head coach search

Postby Meds » Thu May 25, 2017 2:51 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:What the hell are you doing in Cape Breton ?


Final practicum for advanced care paramedic stuff. Out here until end of August.
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