Originally Posted by Tredici
Soon to be a Press Conference in Vancouver.
Rumor has it Crawford is free to pursue other interests...
Buh bye Craw.
Report: Canucks fire head coach Crawford
4/25/2006 4:29:22 PM
The Vancouver Canucks have called a news conference for 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt where they are expected to announce the firing of head coach Marc Crawford, according to MOJO Radio in Vancouver.
According to MOJO, no replacement has been named.
With Crawford at the helm this season, the Canucks finished with a 42-32-8 record and failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years.
Crawford holds a career record of 411 wins and 285 regulation losses in 823 regular season games.
He was hired as coach in 1999 and holds the club record for wins with 246.
Crawford began his NHL coaching career with the Quebec Nordiques in 1994 and in his first season became the youngest coach to win the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year. He became the third-youngest coach in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. Crawford coached the Avalanche for two more seasons and left the club after the 1997-98 campaign.
In 1998, Crawford coached Canada's Men's Olympic Hockey team, the first to feature NHL players in a 'dream tournament' in Nagano. Under Crawford, the Canadian team finished fourth behind Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic.
Crawford played his entire six-year NHL career with the Canucks.