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Report: John Tortorella offered Canucks job

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09:06 AM ET 06.22 | The Vancouver Canucks have offered their coaching job to John Tortorella, according to a report by Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press. Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said in a radio interview Friday the former New York Rangers coach is a candidate but has not been hired. "We're trying to finish off the process of selecting the next head coach, and that's ongoing as we speak and hopefully it will be over shortly," Gillis told Team 1040 Radio. "I can't say at this point, but John is certainly in the mix and very strong, and we're going to finish off the process the way we designed it initially, and that shouldn't take us much longer."

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June 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET

A day late and a dollar short .... again. Is Vancouver ready for The Three Finger Circus?

June 22, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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A day late and a dollar short .... again. Is Vancouver ready for The Three Finger Circus?

Personally I think it'll be a riot.

June 22, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I can't imagine the Sedin sisters putting up with his tirades. I'd give him a season at best before he's gone.

June 22, 2013  09:24 AM ET

BTW, our thought and prayers go out to Harry Crack and the people of Calgary. The Saddledome arena, home of the Flames, is flooded 10 rows deep and 100,000 people have been evacuated.

June 22, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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I can't imagine the Sedin sisters putting up with his tirades. I'd give him a season at best before he's gone.

or vice versa

June 22, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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BTW, our thought and prayers go out to Harry Crack and the people of Calgary. The Saddledome arena, home of the Flames, is flooded 10 rows deep and 100,000 people have been evacuated.

I talked to HC last night. Family all okay but his mom and dad lost their car and his sister lost her restaurant.

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June 22, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Damn nature. And damn government for not learning their lesson the last time around and building a floodway like Winnipeg did.

Danny, everybody's happy to be safe and that they don't live in To***to. ;-)

June 22, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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And damn government for not learning their lesson the last time around and building a floodway like Winnipeg did.

From all I'm reading, they did but, it isn't enough. Way too much water coming down from the mountains for any system to handle.

June 22, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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I talked to HC last night. Family all okay but his mom and dad lost their car and his sister lost her restaurant.

Glad to hear everyone is safe. I never knew Calgary had this type of problem before, or is this a first?

June 22, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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I talked to HC last night. Family all okay but his mom and dad lost their car and his sister lost her restaurant.

Good to hear his family's safe. Things can always be replaced or rebuilt.

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June 22, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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Yeah, who would want to live in a place where the only natural disaster to ever happen is a hockey team :)

Well it did snow once......wait for it.....

June 22, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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I'm stunned.

(and am pretty much clueless as to the particulars of what's occurring in the world)

Admission is the first step Danny. lol

June 22, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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It's happened before. My parents grew up there and they would get inundated every couple thaws.

And as CCR said, "Who'll Stop the Rain"

Seriously for a minute, this had more to do with extreme rainfall added to the spring runoff.

June 22, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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I can't imagine the Sedin sisters putting up with his tirades. I'd give him a season at best before he's gone.

Maybe those two just need a man around the house:)

June 22, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Admission is the first step Danny. lol

But is he tall enough for the ride??

 
June 22, 2013  12:30 PM ET

Torts in Vancouver? Shocking, never saw it coming. Severe flooding in Calgary? Even more shocking given how bad it looks. All the best to Calgary and every other area that has been affected.

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