The Vancouver Canucks fired John Tortorella on Thursday, one year into the fiery coach's long-term deal. Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York ... more 
The Vancouver Canucks fired John Tortorella on Thursday, one year into the fiery coach's long-term deal. Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York Rangers, went 36-35-11 and failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. The Canucks' 25th-place finish in the 30-team NHL, their worst in 14 years, came just three seasons after former coach Alain Vigneault led the team to Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. less 
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