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From the Canucks:
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that Scott Mellanby has been added to the club’s Pro Scouting department.
Mellanby joins the Pro Scouting department with 20 years of on-ice experience in the National Hockey League with five different teams.
Mellanby was brought to the team four months ago, but was in an undefined “consulting” role till now.
The Vancouver Canucks certainly have their problems, but they sure know how to screw the Florida Panthers. Or at least Florida seems to think so… From Brian Biggane at the Palm Beach Post:
When new Vancouver GM Mike Gillis hired former Panther captain Scott Mellanby as a consultant last week, the move didn’t make many waves outside of northwest Canada. Truth be told, it marked yet another lost opportunity for the Panthers [...] With his long Panther ties and enduring loyalty to the organization, Mellanby could have been a great fit [...] Remember, this is an organization that was ranked 30th and last by The Hockey News in terms of its organizational wherewithal this past season. It’s not like it can’t use the help..
If they’re this bothered by losing out on the Mellanby “sweepstakes” I can’t imagine they’re much over that whole Luongo thing yet.
Maybe the Panthers should have just ditched Jacques Martin and hired Dave Nonis…?
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that Scott Mellanby will join the club in the capacity of Consultant to the General Manager and Hockey Operations department. Mellanby played 20 years in the National Hockey League with five different teams.
“We are pleased that Scott has agreed to join our Hockey Operations department, his experiences in our League over two decades as a player will be a great asset to me and our entire department,” said Gillis. “Scott displayed strong leadership skills and character throughout his NHL career; these are the same qualities we are looking for as we build our team.”