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Mike Keenan Joins the Canucks?

06/09/2009 at 3:47pm EDT

For real? Joe O’Connor of the National Post runs this opening paragraph…

The media release from Sherry Quan was brief, detailed and to the point: Michael Keenan was joining a team in Vancouver. Strangely, there was no mention of Canucks coach Alain Vigneault in the release, and not a word said about how Roberto Luongo, the Canucks netminder, who had a somewhat rocky relationship with the NHL bench boss known as Iron Mike while the pair were in Florida together with the Panthers, might react to him joining the squad.

Not that I’m a huge Vigneault fan, but sweet geezus, this is a terrifying turn of events!

Or is it?

More from the National Post story:

Michael Keenan comes with some solid credentials — and 28 years of experience — and, wait, Michael Keenan is not the Mike Keenan we know. And he is not selling his coaching philosophy to the Canucks. But he will be selling something for Avison Young-Vancouver, a commercial real estate brokerage.

“Michael is an important addition to our growing organization,” the release read.

Michael Keenan, it seems, has a new job. Mike Keenan, fired after Calgary flamed out in the playoffs, is still waiting for the phone to ring.

Praise Jesus, and pass the tequila. That was a narrow escape. (I was a heart-beat away from becoming an Avalanche fan, or somesuchinsanity.)

Bad National Post. Not funny at all…

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