Less than two years after guiding the Vancouver Canucks to within one win of a Stanley Cup championship, the team is ready to part ways with head coach Alain Vigneault. Sources tell TSN that Vigneault will be fired today, after the Canucks were ousted in four games by the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs. Vigneault served seven years behind the Canucks bench, compiling a regular season record of 313-170-57. He won the Jack Adams Award in 2007 and was voted a finalist on two other occasions. He took the team to the second round of the playoffs on three separate occasions, missed the playoffs once, and most memorably led them to the Stanley Cup Final against Boston in 2011. However, the Canucks were upset in the first round in the last two seasons, sealing his fate. The Canucks are also firing associate coaches Newell Brown and Rick Bowness.
Canucks Fire Head Coach Alain Vigneault
TSN | May 23