The Vancouver Canucks were busy Friday on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Montreal, but head coach Bruce Boudreau’s mind was elsewhere for a few minutes. Veteran Bench WWE Kevin Owens, one of his favorite wrestlers, meets the head coach as his boss sits down for an interview with his NHL Network panel. rushed to the segment for Boudreau admitted that he enjoyed designing from one of the Bell Center’s suites because his reaction to meeting Owens was so sincere. At the start of the 2021-22 season, Marieville, Quebec pride Owens was named to Boudreau’s top five list of favorite wrestlers. KO, who played ice hockey at a young age before devoting himself to wrestling, was also a fan of Boudreau, notably his bombastic style in post-match interviews.
Owens told Sportsnet’s Kevin Mitchie, “Every time I came across an interview with Bruce, I really liked him. “It reminds me a lot of myself, so I always really enjoyed him. Boudreau continued to question Owens about the draft, which he also has going on with WWE, to determine whether the wrestler will headline his RAW or Smackdown. He likened his view of Shane Wright at the Montreal Canadiens table to wrestling antics when the first seeker’s prediction dropped to fourth place and he was picked by the Seattle Kraken.
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It’s no secret that Boudreau is a huge wrestling fan. When he wanted to give his Canucks the Most Valuable Player award, he created his Canucks champion belt. The belt reads “Vancouver Canucks: Incumbent and defending Game Night Champion.
The Vancouver Canucks announced on Sunday that they have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau after a little over a year tenure in which the Canucks have lost 28 of their last 46 games. Assistant coach Trent Cal was also fired.
The Canucks have appointed former Arizona Coyote coach Rick Tocet as the 21st head coach in franchise history to replace Boudreau. Adam Foot was appointed as an assistant coach and Sergey Gonchar was hired as a defensive development coach.
“We are extremely grateful to Bruce and Trent for their contributions to this organization,” said Canuck general manager Patrick Albin in a statement. “We thank them for their commitment and wish them every success in the future. This was not an easy decision to make, but we felt it was necessary for this franchise.
“Rick Tochet brings a wealth of knowledge to this team, both from a coaching and a player perspective. , he displayed a high level of character, determination, and intensity, and also boasted impressive offensive numbers.
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