Tortorella fired as Canucks coach over Utica
Posted in the Utica Forum
#1 May 2, 2014
Turns out that Vancouver president Trevor Linden fired head coach John Tortorella over a very adamant and almost physical confrontation over their AHL affiliation Utica Comets.
Tortorella has a soft spot for NY being a former head coach at Rochester Americans and NY Rangers, and an Asst coach with Buffalo Sabres. He wanted to keep Utica in the Canucks family, but management and ownership are now looking at a better location further west closer to their team.
Former President/GM Mike Gillis was all in favor of keeping Utica as Vancouver's farm team, but that all changed with his firing on April 8. Leaving Tortorella and asst coach Mike Sullivan as being the only pro-Utica advocates.
The Carver Arena in Peoria, IL has made impressive improvements and is ready to welcome back Vancouver as it's minor league city.
#2 May 2, 2014
Funny but not true. Lol!
#3 May 6, 2014
Word is that John Tortorella is hoping to coach Utica next season
#4 May 6, 2014
I'm sure he'd rather be unemployed.
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