REPORT: Players on Western Conference team get CALLED OUT by Management - Threaten 'changes' coming

Published October 30, 2022 at 5:09 PM

It's only two weeks into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, but oh boy has there been some drama! We've seen some teams like the Philadelphia Flyers who were supposed to suck, take off like a cannon to start the season, and we've also seen some teams like the Maple Leafs stumble out of the gate.

Not to mention we are watching the leagues two greatest goal scorers in Alexander Ovechkin and Auston Matthews, not score goals. Things are just 'off' this season.

One team that is having a disastrous start to the year is the Vancouver Canucks. The team is now on a two game winning streak and has pulled themselves out of last place, but to start the year they were 0-5-2, and in almost every game at some point they had a 2 goal plus lead that they failed to hold.

The team had some problems last year as well to start the year, but once they brought in coach Bruce Boudreau it all seemed to be fixed and they finished the year on a 100+ point pace. People were quick to blame Boudreau this year for the teams struggles, but management did not seem to agree.

According to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the management of the Canucks sent a stern message to the team that if they don't turn things around and turn it around quickly, changes would be coming.

FriedgeHNIC saying the players were warned if things didn't turn around and quickly changes were coming to the roster. I get the feeling Miller and Pearson dropping the gloves so early in Seattle was a sign from the players that they got the message loud and clear.

It looks like the message was received by the players as on Thursday night a few of the veterans on the team in Tanner Pearson and 99 point scorer last season JT Miller both fought in the first period, which fired up the team and helped them win their first game of the year.

October 30   |   95 answers
REPORT: Players on Western Conference team get CALLED OUT by Management - Threaten 'changes' coming

Will the Canucks make the playoffs?

yes3132.6 %
no6467.4 %
Latest 10 stories