- Craig Custance of ESPN: Canucks offseason priorities:
1. Build a qualified front office
2. Let the new management team make a call on John Tortorella
3. Get younger up front. The Canucks re-stock by trading Ryan Kesler, Alexander Edler, Kevin Bieksa and possibly the Sedin twins. They have lots of no-trade and no-movement clauses to deal with. A young forward, preferably a center would come back in a Kesler trade. Custance think the Canucks should look at the Ducks first when looking to deal Kesler.
Three potential free agent targets for the Canucks: 1. Jaroslav Halak 2. Thomas Greiss 3. Andrew MacDonald.
- Farhan Lalji: Aquilini: “Mike hired Tortarella and I’m responsible for that and that’s why we have a change in direction today”
- Mark Spector: “What makes VAN different is they have many assets. Two or three of the right trades and VAN’s rebuild could be a two-year project.”
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Some want to link Feaster to Van, but the next big story out of there may not be the hiring of a GM but the firing of a coach”
- Canucks name Trevor Linden team President