Canucks end awkward saga, finally announce coaching change


The Vancouver Canucks announced Sunday that they have fired head coach Bruce Buro and replaced him with Rick Tocchett.

Tocchet worked as an NHL analyst for TNT telecasts.

That ends the awkward and awkward saga of the past two weeks, when it appeared the Canucks were going to fire Boudreau without actually firing him. Team president Jim Rutherford admitted a week ago in Vancouver that he was talking to potential replacements amid widespread reports that Boudreau would be fired this week.

It led to a week of emotional press conferences for Boudreau, which brought him to tears several times.

Canucks fans were upset with the organization’s treatment of Boudreau, and spent his last two home games chanting “Bruce, that’s it!” He supported it. during games. It continued after Boudreau’s final game on Saturday night

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