Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 06/19/08 at 05:29 PM ET
The Vancouver Canucks made some front office moves on Thursday, naming Stan Smyl their new Director, Collegiate Scouting and adding Dave Gagner as their new Director, Player Development.
“The expansion of Stan’s role and the addition of Dave to our staff are a significant step in our continued efforts to enhance the way we develop and evaluate young players,” explained general manager Mike Gillis.
Good news about Smyl, I think. Hard to imagine him going anywhere, having been associated with the Canucks for nearly as long as I can remember watching hockey. Dave Gagner, of course, played in the NHL some 14 years, eventually retiring as a Canuck in ‘99. He’s most recently been acting as an assistant coach in the OHL.
*More info in the Canucks.com release here
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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