The Canucks may have been caught on the weekend in a COVID triangulation with the Flames and Hurricanes. Now, awaiting further test results, they won’t know until this evening whether Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets will be played.
The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning in a house cleaning like no other for the organization
Somebody had to pay.
First the coach and then the general manager.
The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Travis Green, general manager Jim Benning, assistant GM John Weisbrod and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner in sweeping changes for the organization. Green has been replaced with the well-travelled Bruce Boudreau, 66, who most recently guided the Minnesota Wild after stops with the Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals.
Boudreau has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract.
“These are difficult decisions, but we believed we would have a competitive group this year,” Canucks owner and chairman Francesco Aquilini, who serves as managing director of the Aquilini Investment Group, said in a statement late Sunday night. “As a result, I’m extremely disappointed in how the team has performed so far. I’m making these changes because we want to build a team that competes for championships and it’s time for new leadership to help take us there.
Against seemingly insurmountable conditions throughout the incessant pandemic, Canada's athletes navigated restrictions and kept up with the rest of the world by training in basements and backyards, hockey rinks and garages — they not only endured, they thrived.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away at the age of 24, the team has confirmed.
In a team statement, the Blue Jackets said he died as a result of a tragic fall resulting in a head injury on July 4.
“We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his mother, Astrida, his family and friends during this devastating time,” Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson said. “Kivi was an outstanding young man who greeted every day and everyone with a smile and the impact he had during his four years with our organization will not be forgotten.”