Willie Desjardins was on the hot seat for Vancouver as the team plummeted. Now that the falling has stalled, Trevor Linden has assured the city that the real good bench boss will be seeing out the last year of his three-year contract as the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
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Sure, losing Travis Green is not the ideal situation, but with the commitment to Willie and the contract expiring for Green, unless Green passes an immediate jump to the NHL for the sake of the Canucks, he will be gone to start 2016-17.
I am with good ol’ Crawford on this one. What a story it will be to have Marc Crawford return behind the benches for Vancouver? Could he be the charm to bring Auston Matthews here? Who knows. Even if Matthews ends up in the hands of a Pacific Division rival, Crawford will have some answers for the teenage phenom.
Let Crawford work with Utica, let him transition to the NHL, and let him have his heart warmed with the return to his former club. Teams like Minnesota could be on the lookout for him, but — in Crow I Trust that he will forgo a hasty throw into the NHL to work with the young when promised to succeed Desjardins as the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
And that was this week’s edition of the Canucklehead Lament, a call for the return of Crawford to his nest here in Vancouver.