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More about TSN’s report that John Tortorella will be relieved of his coaching duties

As Monica noted, TSN's Farhan Lalji reported that Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella will be fired on Thursday, and TSN posted a little backrounder:

The Vancouver Canucks are making a coaching change.

According to TSN's Vancouver reporter Farhan Lalji, the Canucks will fire head coach John Tortorella Thursday, one season after taking over for Alain Vigneault.

Tortorella missed six games this season due to suspension after confronting the Calgary Flames after a line brawl in their Jan. 18 games against the Canucks. He was suspended 15 days and was barred from contacting the Cancuks' team before, during or after games after trying to enter the Flames' dressing room.

The Canucks went 2-4 over that six game stretch. They were fourth in the Pacific Division and held the first Western Conference wild card playoff berth at the time of the incident against Calgary.

Tortorella, who was in the first year of a five-year, $10 million contract, joined the Canucks after being fired as head coach of the New York Rangers last season.

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Todd Mac will be the next Van coach.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/30/14 at 11:56 PM ET

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I’d take Todd Mac…. or Trotz…  just thankful they’re bailing on the Torts experiment. I actually find him likeable… but not his coaching.

Posted by Moose Moss on 05/01/14 at 12:33 AM ET

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hopefully tsn does not bring him back as an analyst.  can not stand that guy.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 05/01/14 at 10:37 AM ET

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