According the ESPN.com the Vancouver Canucks are expected to hire John Tortorella as their new head coach. ESPN.com writer Pierre LeBrun reports the Canucks and Tortorella still need to negotiate a contract, which is why the deal has not yet been announced.
Tortorella was fired by the New York Rangers May 29th. The Rangers hired former Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault as Tortorella’s replacement. Vigneault was let go by the Canucks after their second straight first-round playoff exit. Vigneault had spent seven seasons as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.