10 Canucks head coach candidates

 

Alain Vigneault is out. Who's in? We take a look at a few of the candidates in the running to be the next head coach in Vancouver.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">The current coach of the Canucks' affiliate coaches a similar style to Alain Vigneault and knows the prospect pool. He'll be in the mix.</div>
 

The current coach of the Canucks' affiliate coaches a similar style to Alain Vigneault and knows the prospect pool. He'll be in the mix.

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<div id="page1">The current coach of the Canucks' affiliate coaches a similar style to Alain Vigneault and knows the prospect pool. He'll be in the mix.</div>
Lindy Ruff's name was bound to come up, since he's a longtime coach that might be able to help a veteran team. It doesn't sound like the Canucks are all that interested, but you have to imagine they'll talk.
John Stevens coached in Philadelphia, won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings and has been rumoured to be a candidate to take over in Vancouver.
Glen Gulutzan's name has been tossed around. He's a young guy whose last stint in Dallas lasted just two years. But maybe with a group that's a little further along, he might have success.
Larry Robinson is currently an assistant in San Jose. He led the Devils to the Stanley Cup in 2000.
Tom Renney's last stint was in Edmonton, which may not inspire confidence, but he's an experienced mind that might have success with Vancouver's veteran group.
Quenneville is currently the coach of the Blackhawks, but if they don't survive their second-round series with the Detroi Red Wings, he could conceivably be let go, Chicago's great season notwithstanding. If that happens, expect the Canucks to be interested.
John Tortorella's time in New York may be over. If it is, the Canucks might be interested in the fiery Torts.
Dallas Eakins always seems to be a frontrunner for coaching hires, and he is here. The Canucks have requested permission to speak to the coach of the AHL's Marlies.
If Dave Tippett can't reach an agreement on a contract extension with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Canucks could be very interested in his services.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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