• Boudreau: Rutherford's critical comments should motivate Canucks

    1 month ago - By TheScore

    Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau defended his team, and himself, on Tuesday after president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford made some highly critical comments Monday. Rutherford took aim at the team's structure, stating that its run-and-gun style isn't sustainable long term. Rutherford added he didn't like the Canucks' training camp and thinks they "have to play with a stronger system." Boudreau plans to use Rutherford's comments as motivation. "We play as hard as we can, we play as well as we can and lay it all out on the line every night," Boudreau said, according to The...
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  • After Rutherford's blunt assessment of Canucks play, Boudreau tries to block out noise

    After Rutherford's blunt assessment of Canucks play, Boudreau tries to block out noise

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    OTTAWA - When the tireless advocates for a complete rebuild of the Vancouver Canucks talk about blowing up the team, they aren't envisioning the franchise president doing it on radio.
    But the blast from Jim Rutherford's blunt assessment of the Canucks' 3-6-3 start was still reverberating around the team, 4,000 kilometres away, as they prepared Tuesday to try to save their season when they open a five-game trip against the Ottawa Senators.
    Head coach Bruce Boudreau, who seems halfway down the plank protruding over shark-infested waters from the SS Canucks, spent nearly all of his morning...
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