Tortorella fired as Canucks coach ove...

Tortorella fired as Canucks coach over Utica

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Canadian Bacon Riggies EH

Rochester, NY

#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.
WBoro Trash and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#2 May 2, 2014
Canadian Bacon Riggies EH wrote:
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.
Funny but not true. Lol!
Tortellini and Riggies

Rochester, NY

#3 May 6, 2014
Word is that John Tortorella is hoping to coach Utica next season
Zoos and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#4 May 6, 2014
Tortellini and Riggies wrote:
Word is that John Tortorella is hoping to coach Utica next season
I'm sure he'd rather be unemployed.

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