Report: Bruce Boudreau Hired To Replace Travis Green in Vancouver

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The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly replaced head coach Travis Green with Jack Adams Award winner Bruce Boudreau, per Elliotte Friedman. The change has not been made official by the team yet.

Bruce Boudreau Is the New Canucks Head Coach

The Canucks are not doing well this season – and that’s been a constant since the start of the 2020-21 season. Changes were to be made for days now and one has finally come to reality: Green is no longer their head coach. After starting this season with an 8-15-2 record, being last in the Pacific Division, management has decided enough is enough.

Green has been in the Canucks organization since 2013, being the Utica Comets head coach before getting his contract with the Canucks in 2017. It’s needless to say his record is not the best. In four full seasons as an NHL head coach, Green only made the playoffs once, during the bubble for the 2019-20 season, and lost in Game 7 of the Second Round against the Vegas Golden Knights.

He has a 133-147-34 record in 314 games as a head coach. His seat was hot after the Canucks got a 23-29-4 record last season but the 4-1 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday was the last straw. It was their 10th loss in 13 games.

New Beginnings With Bruce Boudreau

To say that Vancouver needs some new beginnings is an understatement. The team looks exhausted every night and it surely isn’t easy to lose so many in such a small period of time. Their players are tired, their fans are begging for a change and things have been way less than ideal.

Now, with Boudreau, they’ll probably get a fresh start. The 66-year-old has coached 984 games for the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild, starting in 2007-08. He has a 567-302-150 record with a .635 point percentage – which is a big update from the former coach. In 90 playoffs games, Boudreau has a 43-47-0 record and he won the Jack Adams in the 2007-08 season.

It is very understandable if their fans are not very optimistic for now but Boudreau has shown himself to be a saviour. Of course, other changes are needed so that the team can move on from these bad times. However, a change in the coaching staff might give them a boost to get out of the awful moment they’re all living now.

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