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Breaking News: The Canucks hire Bruce Boudreau as head coach to replace Travis Green

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada has reported tonight that Bruce Boudreau has been hired as the new head coach of the Canucks.

A coaching change was absolutely necessary for this defeated Canucks team that has started off the season 8-15-2 through 25 games.

"Fire Green, Fire Benning" chants have been a regular occurrence throughout Rogers Arena this season as Vancouver has a 3-7-1 home record, one of the worst among NHL teams.

There is no doubt Canucks fans are feeling anger and frustration as this eager fanbase was full of high hopes & expectations coming into this season. The Canucks have made the playoffs on only two occasions since Jim Benning took over the team in 2014.

One Canucks fan even took it far enough to throw their Jersey on the ice on Saturday night when they lost 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Some hockey fans found it disrespectful that a jersey was tossed onto the ice, but its a sign of a Canucks team that has hit rock bottom and the fans have had enough.

Travis Green has coached his last game behind the Canucks bench, and it couldn't have came soon enough. Players have been expressing frustration with the coach & a shake-up is just what this team needed.

Bruce Boudreau, the 66-year-old coach has never had a losing season, but has never coached a team to the Stanley Cup Final. Making it to the conference final once in his coaching career.

In his 14 year coaching career, Boudreau has an impressive 567-302-115 record.

Scott Walker, a former NHLer has been named the assistant coach to Boudreau.



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