Report: Tortorella to be hired as Canucks coach

Report: Tortorella to be hired as Canucks coach
June 24, 2013, 3:45 pm
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The Bruins may have helped John Tortorella lose his job as Rangers coach, but it appears it wasn't enough to force him out of the NHL.

The Canucks have called for a press conference at 1 p.m. Vancouver time Tuesday and reports have indicated that it's to announce the hiring of Tortorella as their new head coach. 

Tortorella was fired by the Rangers just four days after the B's eliminated them in five games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, and just one year removed from a conference finals appearance. 

Tortorella was known for his harsh personality towards his players and the media, and it was reported shortly after his firing that "multiple players" pushed for his dismissal. 

The Tortorella news comes just three days after former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was introduced as Tortorella's replacement as Rangers coach, meaning the teams essentially swapped head coaches.