The Vancouver Canucks’ second-straight first-round exit has certainly got people thinking that change is coming.
Does Mike Gillis turf Alain Vigneault as coach?
Does ownership part ways with Gillis as general manager?
Are they both gone?
Here are suggestions of possible replacements for Vigneault. Some, of course, are more logical than others.
And head to our White Towel blog, at thewhitetowel.ca, where we serve up five possible replacements for Gillis.
Where he is now: Guided the Chicago Wolves, the Canucks’ AHL affiliate, to a 37-30-5-4 regular season record. They missed the playoffs by six points.
In his favour: Arniel, 50, has worked in the Vancouver system, both with the Chicago and at the helm of the Manitoba Moose. He guided Manitoba to a spot in the AHL final in 2008-09, with a team led by Cory Schneider. He worked as an assistant under Lindy Ruff in Buffalo and is said to be a fitness fiend. Arniel, a left-winger by trade in his playing days, also suited...