Reports: Canucks relieve Travis Green as coach; hire Bruce Boudreau
The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 at home on Saturday. During the game, frustrated fans let their displeasure be known with loud boos. One fan even threw a jersey onto the ice.
Throwing a jersey on the ice these days is akin to fans waving the white flag.
“When you lose, it’s hard. I get it,” head coach Travis Green said. “Fans, people get frustrated, we get frustrated too. Our players, they’re mad when they lose, coaches are upset when they lose as well.”
That frustration has cost Green his job.
Canucks fire Travis Green
Multiple reports are breaking this evening that the Vancouver Canucks have fired Travis Green and will be replacing him with Bruce Boudreau.
Green, 50, was 8-15-2 on the season before being let go. His replacement is a well known veteran coach.
Boudreau, 66, last coached in 2019-20 before being dismissed by the Minnesota Wild after four seasons.
In his 14 year coaching career with Washington, Anaheim, and Minnesota, he is 567-302-115 with a .635 points percentage. Additional reports indicate that it is a two-year deal with possible more changes to come in Vancouver.
More on this story to follow as we await official word from the Canucks.