News: Vancouver Fires Alain Vigneault

The Vancouver Canucks have announced that Alain Vigneault has been relieved of his coaching duties.

Vigneault has been the coach of the Canucks since 2006 and made the playoffs in every year but 2008.

He only got past the second round once, 2011, when the Canucks lost in seven games to the Bruins in the Stanley Cup final.

The Canucks were swept out of the first round this year in the playoffs by San Jose and lost in five games, as the number one seed, in the first round to LA last year.

Pierre LeBrun tweets “Vigneault is a great coach, one of the very best in the business. He’ll have success elsewhere. No question”