Buzz: The Canucks have asked to speak with Scott Arniel

Scott Arniel6/20/14 | 3:26PM: The Canucks are still expected to interview Scott Arniel for their vacant head coaching position even though Willie Desjardins is the front runner. (Dan Murphy)

Doug MacLean said on Hockey Central at Noon today that Arniel was interviewing on Monday.

6/17/14 | 9:56PM: The Canucks have asked for permission to speak with Rangers associate coach Scott Arniel. (John Shannon)

Arniel joined the Rangers last summer and spending the previous season as the head coach in Chicago for the Canucks AHL team.

Arniel was previously a head coach in Columbus from 2010 to 2012 before being fired mid-season.

Arniel was also the head coach in Manitoba of the AHL from 2006-2010 which is where he developed his relationship with Alain Vigneault who was the coach of the Canucks.

Willie Desjardins of the Texas Stars (AHL) is believed to be a leading candidate for the Canucks job. (Bob McKenzie)

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Anatoliy Shor
Anatoliy Shor

They probably want AV back.. Especially, after Torts...

Johnny W
Johnny W

Typical. Make fun of the Rangers... hate the Rangers... rip apart and bash the Rangers... and then take our free agents and coaches right away when the season ends. Doesn't shock me.