Canucks Coach Search Update, Plus: Santa Clause Is Coming Back To Town?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Canucks' coach search / interviewing process is ongoing. From Dan Murphy:

Peter Horachek was terminated by the Florida Panthers in late April, but has a lot of experience.

Marc Crawford? Seriously?

John Stevens is staying with the Kings and is getting a promotion.

Jeff Blashill is current coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Wings are not parting ways with him.

Willie Desjardins just won the Calder Cup with the Texas Stars. The Pittsburgh Penguins are pursuing him also.

Scott Arniel had a rough ride as a coach in Columbus but just got to the Stanley Cup Finals with Alain Vigneault. Arniel knows a lot of the Canucks players because he coached the Manitoba Moose.

SANTORELLI

Mike Santorelli was on the Team 1040 today talking about his shoulder injury and his desire to stay with the Canucks. 100% he says. Check out the interview here. Santorelli scored 10 goals and 28 points in 49 games this past season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in late January. The unwanted Santa was signed as a free agent by the Canucks on July 6 and then provided an excellent spark for the team in every department. It will be interesting to see where the Canucks go with this, Kesler, etc. Is Santorelli a 2nd line center? Will he accept less money and be a 3rd line center? Time will tell. So many dominoes need to fall into place hey?

I've been on a huge Faith No More kick lately. Been watching a lot of their live shows on the Tube. Of course, their biggest hit that propelled them to stardom was this one:

But good lord did they make so much more brilliant music than that!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker