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  1. NHL -- Pierre LeBrun: Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis to sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Firing GM Mike Gillis was mostly as a business decision by the Aquilini family, needing to hand Vancouver fans a scalp to stop the downward plunge of the Canucks brand, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  2. Vigneault, Tortorella ride coaching carousel

    Pierre LeBrun

    And when the music stopped, all the coaching chairs were taken. A whirlwind Friday in the NHL coaching world saw all the vacancies filled up, pretty much anyway. The Vancouver Canucks still haven't officially named their new head coach, but all...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Vancouver Canucks expected to bring in John Tortorella, source sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    John Tortorella is expected to be named the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, a source confirmed to ESPN.com Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  4. Commish will come down on Rick Rypien

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rick Rypien will feel the wrath of the NHL's arm of justice. One thing NHL commissioner Gary Bettman does not tolerate is altercations between NHL players or personnel and fans. In April 2009, he suspended New York Rangers coach John Tortorella...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  5. Commish will come down on Rick Rypien

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rick Rypien will feel the wrath of the NHL's arm of justice. One thing NHL commissioner Gary Bettman does not tolerate is altercations between NHL players or personnel and fans. In April 2009, he suspended New York Rangers coach John Tortorella...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  6. Washington Capitals fans show their sense of humor before Game 7

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON -- Well, the fans here have a sense of humor. A half-dozen Caps fans sitting behind the Rangers bench Tuesday night were wearing red rain ponchos. Nice. It was a play on the Game 5 incident, of course, where New York coach John Tortorella...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2009
  7. Pierre LeBrun: New York Rangers insist pressure is all on Washing...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As the Rangers prepared for Game 7, they insist all of the pressure is on the favored Caps. Ah, the mind games on the eve of a seventh game in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2009
  8. New York Rangers coach John Tortorella refuses to talk about susp...

    Pierre LeBrun

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Rangers coach John Tortorella would not discuss his suspension after practice today. That led to a testy exchange between Torts and veteran New York Post columnist Larry Brooks: Brooks: "What's your response to being suspended...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2009
  9. Sean Avery makes return to New York Rangers lineup as coach John ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sean Avery was back in the New York Rangers lineup Sunday and John Tortorella was not behind the bench for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series with the Washington Capitals.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2009
  10. NHL's decision to suspend New York Rangers coach John Tortorella ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- The NHL was too harsh on John Tortorella. More often than not, I fully support the way the league hands out discipline. I'm a big fan of the way Colin Campbell operates. But in this case, and I know it wasn't solely the league disciplina...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2009
  11. More twists from Caps-Rangers: NHL's surprising suspension and th...

    Pierre LeBrun

    ARLINGTON, Va./NEW YORK -- The NHL suspended Rangers coach John Tortorella for one game for his altercation with a Capitals fan during Friday's Game 5. He will miss Sunday's Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. Tortorella refused to discuss details of ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2009
  12. Pregame from D.C.: New York Rangers coach John Tortorella doesn't...

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON -- Rangers coach John Tortorella doesn't want to talk about it, but he was pressed on the Sean Avery issue again today after his team's pregame skate at the Verizon Center. After a few general queries, the Avery line of questioning began ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  13. In the doghouse, Sean Avery takes the ice first at Rangers' morni...

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON -- First guy on the ice this morning for the Rangers' optional skate at Verizon Center? None other than Sean Avery. The bad boy, who is in coach John Tortorella's doghouse for his lack of discipline in the past two games of the team's ser...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  14. Alex Ovechkin wonders if Sean Avery dances, too ... Chris Drury '...

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- Quick update from earlier this morning ... Rangers coach John Tortorella on Chris Drury: "He's in." That's all he said about the veteran forward at the morning skate heading into Wednesday night's Game 4 against the Capitals at Madison S...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  15. John Tortorella lays it on the line at morning skate ... just don...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As I mentioned earlier today, the Rangers had an optional skate this morning at Verizon Center and most of the regulars didn't skate. The players had a team meeting and then bolted before we media hacks had a chance to grab the likes of Chris Drury ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  16. Update: New York Rangers forward Chris Drury a 'game-time' call

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rangers coach John Tortorella would not confirm whether Chris Drury would play tonight. "Chris is a game-time decision," Tortorella said after his team's optional skate. When pressed about Drury, he reiterated, "He's a game-time decision."...

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2009