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The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby SKYO » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:16 pm

"Tortorella, Sullivan and Gulutzan will call the shots from the Canucks bench next season. Interesting, Torts added another assistant."
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Canuck-One » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:19 pm

Dreger isn't he the guy who reports for hockeybuzz :scowl:
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Lancer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:03 pm

Sullivan wasn't a shocker, though I can't say I'm enthused as he evidently wasn't part of the solution in New York. A mini Torts, if reputation is to be believed - someone who follows up Torts' shouting with more yelling. I'd like to see what else he brings to the table besides his vocal chords.

As for Gulutzan, colour me intrigued. I think he got a bad rap in Dallas considering the roster he had to go with. Having said that, I wouldn't have been enthused if he had been named as head coach in Vancouver. As an assistant coach though, he might be the good cop of the bunch and it will be worth watching how his thinking will translate on the ice.

Question is, who will coach the defencemen? IIRC, Sullivan was a forward and so was Gulutzan (man, Wikipedia is quick with the news. Even they had Gulutzan as assistant coach!). Torts was a forward himself. Not saying you had to have been a defenceman to coach defencemen, but it would make sense.

I get the feeling there may be one more addition.

In any case, I'd like to know more about how this coaching team is going to work.
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby BurningBeard » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:14 pm

Lancer wrote:I get the feeling there may be one more addition.

With all the weapons grade assholes behind the bench they're going to have to bring back Ryan Walter just to balance it out. :D
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Cornuck » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Nice to see Gulutzan behind our bench! :D

I enjoyed watching his teams in Vegas (ECHL) for a few years. Never outworked and always hustling.

He could be a great asset with the kids this year (we might have a few in the lineup).
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby FAN » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:43 am

Lancer wrote:As for Gulutzan, colour me intrigued. I think he got a bad rap in Dallas considering the roster he had to go with. Having said that, I wouldn't have been enthused if he had been named as head coach in Vancouver. As an assistant coach though, he might be the good cop of the bunch and it will be worth watching how his thinking will translate on the ice.


I'm happy with the Gulutzan addition. I don't think he got a bad rep at all. He's probably one of those player's coaches who is simply an average coach in the NHL. As an assistant or AHL coach he's excellent.
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:17 am

Lancer wrote:Question is, who will coach the defencemen? IIRC, Sullivan was a forward and so was Gulutzan (man, Wikipedia is quick with the news. Even they had Gulutzan as assistant coach!). Torts was a forward himself. Not saying you had to have been a defenceman to coach defencemen, but it would make sense.


Is Dave Babych still around? He was never an assistant and I was never sure of his title, but I think he worked with our D-men (probably more with our prospects though).


BurningBeard wrote:With all the weapons grade assholes behind the bench they're going to have to bring back Ryan Walter just to balance it out. :D


Yeah, I agree. If we have a bunch of SoBs behind the bench, we could probably use a nice cop. A walters type guy or even bones would of been nice. :lol:
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby donlever » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:21 am

...what I want to see is Rollie Melanson back in Montreal to work with his boy Price and Francois Allaire in Vancouver working with Luongo.

Want a happy Lou?

Sign Allaire up.
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby SKYO » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:25 am

donlever wrote:...what I want to see is Rollie Melanson back in Montreal to work with his boy Price and Francois Allaire in Vancouver working with Luongo.

Want a happy Lou?

Sign Allaire up.


Agreed!

And what SL said before, Torts needs a filter type and Craig Ramsay was perfect in that role, should have grabbed him.
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:28 am

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
Lancer wrote:Question is, who will coach the defencemen? IIRC, Sullivan was a forward and so was Gulutzan (man, Wikipedia is quick with the news. Even they had Gulutzan as assistant coach!). Torts was a forward himself. Not saying you had to have been a defenceman to coach defencemen, but it would make sense.


Is Dave Babych still around? He was never an assistant and I was never sure of his title, but I think he worked with our D-men (probably more with our prospects though).


BurningBeard wrote:With all the weapons grade assholes behind the bench they're going to have to bring back Ryan Walter just to balance it out. :D


Yeah, I agree. If we have a bunch of SoBs behind the bench, we could probably use a nice cop. A walters type guy or even bones would of been nice. :lol:


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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby BurningBeard » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 am

Arachnid wrote:More assholes! All the time, all over the place...until we win the Cup!

You're probably right. They should take the nuclear option and hire Guy Boucher as an assistant.
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Lancer » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:58 am

Arachnid wrote:More assholes! All the time, all over the place...until we win the Cup!


Wait a minute, don't we want more dicks? I mean, 'cause dicks fuck assholes. They fuck pussies too, so don't we want to be the fuckers instead of the fucked?

...having a slight Team America flashback. :lol:
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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby donlever » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:59 am

Lancer wrote:
...having a slight Team America flashback. :lol:



...well at least you've moved into the right millennium!

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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:04 pm

Lancer wrote:
Arachnid wrote:More assholes! All the time, all over the place...until we win the Cup!


Wait a minute, don't we want more dicks? I mean, 'cause dicks fuck assholes. They fuck pussies too, so don't we want to be the fuckers instead of the fucked?

...having a slight Team America flashback. :lol:


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Re: The all new Vancouver Canucks coaching staff

Postby TDA Rum » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Allaire was already signed as Patrick Roy's goalie coach in Colorado...
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