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The Daily: Vancouver Canucks Dump GM and Coach; Flyers Fire Vigneault



The Vancouver Canucks cleaned house after losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday night

The Vancouver Canucks fired their general manager, coach and assistant coaches with the hope of salvaging the season.

Hockey Now’s Rob Simpson provides the details of Bruce Boudreau taking over. He is the coach and Stan Smyl is the acting general manager.

This morning, the Philadelphia Flyers fired Alain Vigneault and replaced him with interim coach Mike Yeo. The Flyers are the fourth team to change coaches. The Chicago Blackhawks (Jeremy Colliton), Florida Panthers (Joel Quenneville) and Canucks (Travis Green) are the others.

The Vancouver Canucks are the fourth NHL team to switch GMs this season. The Montreal Canadiens (Marc Bergevin), Chicago Blackhawks (Stan Bowman), Anaheim Ducks (Bob Murray) and now the Canucks have new GMs.

Vancouver is last in the Pacific Division, and currently sits 28th in the NHL with a .385 winning percentage.

Trade Talk

The Boston Bruins are committed to trading Jake DeBrusk. However, Hockey Now reports the Bruins won’t make a deal simply to accommodate DeBrusk’s desire. They want a forward or defenseman of equal value. The Bruins want someone who can help this season.

Around the NHL

Detroit: The most important step the Red Wings have taken is putting together a group that perseveres through adversity. As a result, Bob Duff reports they are working to find different ways to win.

Edmonton:  Oilers superstar Connor McDavid was ejected from Sunday’s 5-1 defeat against the Los Angeles Kings.


Las Vegas: Goalie Robin Lehner earns win over Markstrom and announces he won’t go to  the  China Olympics for mental health reasons.

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski explains why the Penguins are struggling to score goals this season.

Toronto: Tempers flare up as Maple Leafs drop a 6-3 decision in Winnipeg.

Washington:  Alex Ovechkin is en route to perhaps the best season of his lengthy NHL career. Sammi Silber explains why Ovi is soaring this season