Canucks to announce Tortorella hire
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Friday was a whirlwind day in the NHL coaching world, with the Canucks and Rangers likely set to swap coaches when all is said and done. It's a good move for New York but maybe not for Vancouver, writes Pierre LeBrun. Blog
John Tortorella will be named the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.
The team called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to announce the hire, a source said.
Other candidates such as John Stevens and Scott Arniel were informed they no longer were in the running, sources confirmed.
Tortorella would replace Alain Vigneault behind the bench. Vigneault, ironically, replaced Tortorella in New York as the Rangers' head coach.
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