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Canucks and Senators to play under the – hopefully open – roof at BC Place for 2014 Heritage Classic

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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The Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators and National Hockey League are crossing their fingers for clear skies in Vancouver next March as BC Place hosts the Heritage Classic. The NHL is hosting six outdoor games this season, with Vancouver’s date coming on March 2nd, 2014.

The words “outdoor game” and “Vancouver” may be an odd couple in a city known for its rainy winters, but with BC Place’s retractable roof fans are assured that the game will go ahead regardless of weather. Open roof or not, the Heritage Classic is sure to be an impressive spectacle given the over 59,000 seats at BC Place slated to be filled. This marks the first time that either team has been involved in an outdoor game.

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NHL releases 2013-2014 schedule, confirms participation in 2014 Olympics

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Buy 2013-2014 NHL ticketsAfter a week of waiting and false alarms, the National Hockey schedule for the 2013-2014 season was finally released today. The new season is set to begin October 1st, 2013 and features six outdoor stadium games on the schedule. The NHL also officially confirmed the participation of its players in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which leads to a two-week break in the February schedule.

Read the official press release and full schedule from the NHL.

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And the axe falls – Vancouver Canucks fire Alain Vigneault, assistants

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

He’s the franchise leader in wins in the 42-year history of the Vancouver Canucks, but that didn’t save Alain Vigneault from being the NHL’s latest coaching casualty. The Canucks fired Vigneault, as well as assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Browne today after the team was ousted in the first round of the playoffs two years in a row.

With Coach V gone, who takes over as the Canucks' bench boss?

After being hired in 2006, Vigneault amassed a regular season record of 313-170-57, a Jack Adams award in 2007 and was one win away from a Stanley Cup championship in 2011. While not many expect Coach V to be out of work for too long given his resume, there was a feeling that he was losing his ability to motivate his lineup after over 6 years in Vancouver. Two years removed from the 2011 Stanley Cup final and despite continuing to win the Northwest division title, the Canucks have had lethargic showings down the stretch and in the playoffs. Their inability to score goals in the post-season has been well-documented, and calls for change could no longer be ignored after another disappointing finish this year. Vigneault’s dismissal is probably just the beginning of changes for the Canucks this summer, with an impatient fan base recognizing that the window to win for this group is rapidly closing.

With the coaching position now vacant, who do you think should take over behind the Canucks bench? There is no shortage of qualified candidates, with the likes of ex-Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and Marlies boss Dallas Eakins potentially available.