It's a time of change for the Vancouver Canucks.

Team owner Francesco Aquilini and interim general manager Stan Smyl held a press conference to discuss the club's decision to shake things up amidst the Canucks' abysmal 8-15-2 start.

The main message? Vancouver's on-ice product wasn't good enough.

"The status quo was just not acceptable," Aquilini said, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji. "We will get it right."

The Canucks let go of head coach Travis Green, assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner, assistant general manager John Weisbrod, and much-maligned general manager Jim Benning on Sunday.

Benning had taken the brunt of the heat from fans, with "fire Benning" chants raining down at the end of Vancouver's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.