NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Marc Crawford. A former Canucks draft pick and then a Coach. Cool story. Crow was selected 70th overall in the 4th round by the Vancouver Canucks, and promptly made it to the NHL the very next year in the 1981-82 season. After seven years, Crow was finished in 2006 coaching VanCity.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Canucks coaching conundrum. Tellingly, Alain Vigneault hasn’t spoken to the press since the Canucks first round defeat, a signal that his future with the club is still a bit uncertain. Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo aren’t sure whats going on, Mike Gillis has a new contract, whats next?
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach Roger Neilson. He attended McMaster. As he worked his way up the minor leagues, Neilson would go on to clinch 9 Metro Toronto titles. He earned the President’s Trophy with the Rangers, and made the Stanley Cup Finals with the Canucks in 1982, after replacing Harry Neale.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Pat Quinn. Pat Quinn was one of the hardest workers the league has ever seen in both his playing and administrative roles. He earned the NHL’s Jack Adams top coach award twice. He’s also probably the second greatest coach in team history.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the obvious. Teams in the past and present coached by Alain Vigneault start the season slow. 23 games into an 82 game schedule, it seems as though we may have to wait until the Canucks get deeper into this season to figure where this is all going. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider are front and center.