Via the mothership:
Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that Head Coach Alain Vigneault has agreed to terms on a contract extension.
"Alain has established himself as one of the premiere coaches in the National Hockey League," said Gillis. "He has demonstrated a commitment to winning that has led to back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies and we are confident his dedication and hard work will continue to yield positive results. Alain has built a foundation of winning with this franchise and I feel he can continue to build on that foundation to achieve our ultimate goal."
"I am pleased to be signing this extension to continue as the Head Coach of such an outstanding organization," said Vigneault. "I look forward to taking the next step with this franchise in bringing the Stanley Cup to Vancouver. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a dedicated group of management, coaches and players in this great city I love."
A 287-155-50 record in 492 games, a couple Presidents' trophies, the highest winning percentage in franchise history (.634), five NW titles and five 100+ point seasons. Hard to argue with this success when looking for a pit boss (though that won't stop me personally from trying for yet another year!)
Now, with this little bit of drama aside, AV and GMMG can watch the team that ousted them in the first round storm into the Cup finals and figure out what adjustments need to be made with just under a month to go before the NHL Entry draft. Tick tock tick tock...