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Canucks to hold press conference today, as Linden, Nicholson reports fly

Apr 9, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Mike Gillis, Francesco Aquilini AP

In a matter of hours, Trevor Linden could be introduced as the new president of the Vancouver Canucks. Or, it could be former Hockey Canada boss Bob Nicholson who gets the president gig, with Linden becoming the new general manager.

We’ll find out soon enough, as the Canucks have a press conference at 10:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. ET). The only participant we know for sure will be there is owner Francesco Aquilini.

Yesterday, Mike Gillis was fired as president and GM of the Canucks, leading to all sorts of speculation about his potential replacement, or replacements.

Said Aquilini in a release: “The Vancouver Canucks had success under Mike’s leadership, and we nearly reached our ultimate goal; but I believe we have reached a point where a change in leadership and new voice is needed.”

Related: Here’s a list of the big mistakes Gillis made with the Canucks

  1. patthehockeyfan - Apr 9, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    The world waits with breath that is bated.

  2. nysportsrule - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Canucks have announced linden will be president of hockey operations

  3. hockey412 - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Just hire Barham as the President and Bailey as the GM.

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