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It was a rainy day in Vancouver, but a sunny day at Canucks Army where we discussed Anton Rödin’s decision to eschew North American hockey in favour of a return to the Swedish Elite League, continued on with our coaching profile series by taking a look at Toronto Marlies bench boss Dallas Eakins, had a complete epiphany when we realized that Dustin Brown grew up a Canucks fan, and talked briefly about Lindy Ruff, a guy who isn’t a candidate for the head-coaching position in Vancouver.
More Canucks news and goodies after the jump.
Over at the Legion of Blog, Jordan Bowman lists ten fictional coaches who could be an excellent fit behind Vancouver’s bench. I’m not big on Gordon Bombay, who is massively overrated, but I’m down with Coach Taylor. My only Coach Taylor related reservation is that he’ll occassionally hire a likable former player as an assistant coach for a two episode arc, and that player will show some promise as a tactician and teacher, but just when you’re getting excited about the plot line Jason Street decides he needs to sell insurance instead, or something similarly stupid. Why does Coach Taylor suck so much at retaining his assistants? Seems like a character flaw, if you ask me. [Legion of Blog]
Elliot Pap catches up with Laurence Gilman who is in Toronto for the scouting combine with a dozen or so other Canucks scouts and other development personnel, all of whom should lose their job said Tony Gallagher. [Puck World]
During the slower news days in the summer months, Rick Dhaliwal and the News1130 Sports team are a constant source of against the grain Canucks related news reports. Today we learned from the @News1130Sports account that Chris Tanev hasn’t been cleared by Canucks doctors yet but that hasn’t stopped him from beginning some low intensity training with Gary Roberts. Meanwhile the Canucks and Chris Tanev are no closer to an extension apparently, though Tanev is the only restricted free-agent (or unrestricted free-agent) whom the Canucks have even spoken with as they’re rather preoccupied with their AHL kerfuffle and that pesky head coaching search. [@News1130Sports]
Tightly argued piece from Rob the Hockey Guy who points out that while Mike Gillis inherited most of Vancouver’s core, so did pretty much every other successful National Hockey League General Manager since the dawn of time, pretty much. [Rob the Hockey Guy]
J.D. Burke lists ten possible candidates to fill Vancouver’s head coaching vacancy, and raises some interesting points about Guy Boucher being kind of a guy who should be considered perhaps. [We’ve Got Twins]
Finally Jason Botchford passes along some news. Apparently the Canucks and Dallas Eakins have already begun their interview process, a process which knowing the Canucks is sure to last until the day of the NHL Draft. [The Province]