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06-27-2013, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Nose of Sutter View Post
This is more coaching related, but with Torts going to Vancouver does that mean Stevens will most likely be on the coaching staff next year?
Well yeah basically, unless another Head Coaching job opens up but once it was decided Tortorella was THE MAN for the Nucks, I think it was on that said Stevens was back on the plane heading home to LA ...

Should Tortorella accept the position, John Stevens would return to the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant coach provided another head coaching vacancy does not open up. Stevens had previously been considered a “front-runner” for the Vancouver position.

Stevens, 47, coached the Philadelphia Flyers for three and a half seasons from 2006-10 and is viewed as a quality head coaching candidate following the success of his work with the Kings’ defense for the last three seasons.

With Phoenix’s Dave Tippett agreeing to a contract extension on Friday, New York introducing former Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault and Dallas hiring former Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff, ALL NHL head coaching jobs would be spoken for should Tortorella accept the Canucks’ offer.

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