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Tortorella announces Sullivan and Gulutzan as assistant coaches

Jul 23, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

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It was rumored a few weeks ago that Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan would join John Tortorella in Vancouver, and now that has been confirmed by the coach himself.

While speaking at the Canucks Summer Summit, Tortorella confirmed that both men will be joining him as assistants behind the bench. He also noted that video coach Darryl Williams and goalie coach Rollie Melanson would be staying on board.

Sullivan was Tortorella’s assistant while with the New York Rangers and the two have five seasons of experience together there. Sullivan is also a former head coach of the Boston Bruins.

Gulutzan, who was fired by the Stars after this past season, wound up not being out of work very long. Tortorella says he’s looking forward to working with him in Vancouver.

  1. 19to77 - Jul 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Goodnight, Vancouver power play. You had a good run.

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  3. blackhawks2010 - Jul 24, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Well done Torts, bring in the same Coaches who helped you win in NY, err, wait, you didn’t.

    Why bother, the Canucks are going nowhere….Can’t wait to watch this mess play out!

    • kaptaanamerica - Jul 24, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      You must still be stinging from the loss the last time Chicago met Vancouver in the playoffs. Too bad they didn’t meet last season you and your ilk would have met the same fate.

      • micasa81 - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        It pains me to say it, but you’re wrong: the Canucks wouldn’t have gotten by Chicago this year. But blackhawks2010, with all his trolling on Canuck-related posts, isn’t exactly helping cement the ever-so-popular sentiment that Canuck fans are the classless ones.

  4. rpiotr01 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    “Hey, quit moving around, this is a power play here! You – point men! Skate three feet left! Now three feet right! Keep doing that! You there, forwards! Get away from the front of the net! Keep the puck in the corners, then throw it in front and hope someone else happens to be skating by! That’s the way you do it!”

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