Canucks fire Nonis.

The Score sports network up here in Canada is reporting that the Canucks have fired GM Dave Nonis. My only question is, what took so long?

23 Responses to Canucks fire Nonis.

  1. RIP_Dimebag says:

    It has now also been confirmed on the Canucks official website.

  2. Radio says:

    Granted Nonis was not doing the best job, but how was it his fault that Vancouver went from being in the playoffs to playing like losers for the last 1/4 of the season?

    Sometimes teams just need a scapegoat.

    And he just vowed a "revamp":


  3. RIP_Dimebag says:

    I'm wondering who the new GM will be and if he'll keep Vin as coach.

  4. lukeleim says:

    What I'd do if I took over as GM of the Vancouver Canucks.

    2008 NHL Entry Draft:

    buyout Jeff Cowan

    10th overall draft pick: Nikita Filatov

    July 1st 2008:

    trade Kevin Bieksa and Cory Schneider to the San Jose Sharks for Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture

    Sign Dominic Moore two-year contract 1.4 million
    Sign David Hale two-year contract 1.2 million
    Sign Scott Clemmensen one-year contract 500,000
    Sign Brian Rolston two-year contract 8 million
    Sign Ladislav Nagy one-year contract 2 million

    Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Brian Rolston
    Ladislav Nagy – Patrick Marleau – Taylor Pyatt
    Alex Burrows – Ryan Kesler – Mason Raymond
    Matt Pettinger – Dominic Moore – Ryan Shannon
    Rick Rypien – Mike Brown

    Mattias Ohlund – Sami Salo
    Lukas Krajicek – Willie Mitchell
    Alexander Edler – Luc Bourdon
    David Hale

    Roberto Luongo
    Scott Clemmensen

    Future Depth:

    Nikita Filatov – Pat White – Michael Grabner
    Sergei Shirokov – Mario Bliznak – Logan Couture

    Taylor Ellington – Daniel Rahimi
    Nathan McIver – Kris Fredheim

    Julien Ellis

  5. RIP_Dimebag says:

    Only problem with that is that Filatov may never make it to the NHL due to the fact that the NHL has no transfer agreement with the Russian league.

  6. Oil-Life says:

    This is the same guy who made on of the greatest if not THE GREATEST trade in Canuck history when he got Roberto Luongo.  If anyone should have been fired, I would have let go of the coach first.  Just a question though, why do you ask what took so long?  Like I'm not a Canuck fan and you might be so I'd like to hear your thoughts, or other Canuck fans thoughts.

  7. LeafsNation91 says:

    Why would San Jose trade their best prospect and still talented forward for Bieksa and Schneider???

    I think the Leafs might draft Filatov as they said they liked him.

  8. LeafsNation91 says:

    Canucks are screwed…

    We will call this Maple Leafs Syndrome…

  9. RIP_Dimebag says:

    I honestly think he got lucky with the Luongo trade, any GM can luck out on a good trade or 2, but his inability to get us anyone better than Matt Pettinger at the deadline is what sealed the deal for me.

  10. lukeleim says:

    Cory Shneider might not have had the season the Canucks would have liked but he's still a valuable prospect and the Sharks could be looking for a goaltending prospect. Marleau is making over 6 million next year and San Jose may be looking to trade him and save some cap space. They are looking for an offensive defenseman and Bieksa could fill that need easily.

  11. habsrock99 says:

    One problem, Patrick Marleau has a NTC kicking in once the season ends. That and the Sharks don't really need a goalie who wants to be the #1 guy in the NHL. They need a reliable back up.

  12. wayne2 says:

    Nothing to do with the canucks but i think the sens will follow.I believe Melnyk will be so mad he will fire Murray,have the new gm buy off Emery's
    contract and trade Spezza.

  13. BruMagnus says:

    "Mad" Mike Milbury is the front-runner to take over as GM.

  14. BruMagnus says:

    This is a solid, solid idea. Good job. You could try to get Marleau before his NTC kicks in, if possible.
    The only thing I disagree with is getting Nagy. He is done. I dunno what happened to him, I used to want him as a Pen and thought he'd be a perfect fit, but something screwed this guy up.

  15. BruMagnus says:

    I'm not a Canucks fan but live in Vancouver and have to suffer the **** of the Canucks organization and fans all year.

    The Canucks did nothing in the off-season to improve their team. I believe that only they and the Stars were the teams to literally make no important moves. Almost all other teams in the NHL improved somehow, yet the Canucks stagnated, and it showed, as their team of 2006-07 was good enough to make the playoffs, the same team wasn't good enough to make it this year. Granted, they had lots of injuries, but they couldn't overcome them like a team like the Pens or Avs did. Also, Nonis didn't make any trades to try to fill those glaring problems. Lastly, he did nothing at the trade deadline of value. Pettinger for Cooke. Great. They did win that trade, but it didn't help.
    On a final note, I remember all this talk about them getting Heatley (in the past it was Gretzky, Sakic, Kariya, Forsberg) but when he re-signed they settled for….. Brad Isbister…
    enough said.

  16. BruMagnus says:

    Anything the Pens can do to speed up the dismantling of the Senators, I'm sure they'll love to lend a hand.

    Take note: This is what happens when you embarass the Pens. They get revenge. And you suffer.

  17. BruMagnus says:
    The firing of Vancouver GM Dave Nonis is wrong on so many levels.

    I fully understand the disappointment in Vancouver with the Canucks missing the playoffs for the second time in three years, but it's tough to get by the following:

    – Nonis has been the GM of the Canucks for only four years and one of those years was the NHL lockout. As a rule, GMs are given at least a five year run unless there is a sense the franchise is spiraling in the wrong direction and although the Canucks missed the playoffs this season, there doesn't appear to be any empirical evidence that the Canucks are on a free fall.

    – Nonis was GM of the team last season when the franchise posted a record 105-point campaign and the team advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

    – Nonis orchestrated one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history when he acquired netminder Roberto Luongo from the Florida Panthers.

    – The Canucks missed the playoffs by three points this season despite losing a ridiculous number of man-game to injuries, especially to their core starting six on defence (Kevin Bieksa, 48 games, Lukas Krajicek, 43, Mattias Ohlund , 29, Aaron Miller, 25, Sami Salo, 19, and Willie Mitchell, 10). The surprise is they didn't miss by more than three points with that injury list.

    One would have thought those factors would have allowed Nonis another year to make the bold moves he needed to make to transform the Canucks from a goaltending-dependent team with a pop-gun offence, but that is not to be.

    On the flip side, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised.

    Since Nonis took over from GM Brian Burke during the ownership era of John McCaw, the new Canucks' owner, Franceso Aquilini, obviously felt no sense of loyalty or attachment to a GM he did not hire.

    The fact that Nonis is a low-key type individual who doesn't provide scintillating sound bites probably didn't help his cause either, but the sense throughout the league is that Nonis has put together a good organization in Vancouver and was doing a good job of drafting and developing young talent. Most thought he would get this off-season to make a bold initiative to re-vamp the persona of the team and inject some much needed offence.

    But it's not to be.

    Someone else will get that opportunity and while many will speculate on the possibility of Brian Burke returning to his old stamping ground in Vancouver, sources suggest Aquilini may already have his new man in place and that would most certainly rule out Burke, the subject of much conjecture for the vacant Toronto Maple Leaf GMs' job. Burke, of course, isn't going anywhere in the immediate short term.

    Stay tuned, this should get interesting.

    Posted: 10:36 PM by Bob McKenzie

  18. RIP_Dimebag says:

    I think we should bring in Jim Nill as the new GM and give him absolute authority over all aspects of the team.

  19. Oil-Life says:

    Ya good points, I agree on both of them.

  20. Rico420 says:

    I'm pretty sure that the new GM will be Steve Tamebellini who was the real front runner after Burke left in the first place – if it's not then he's going east and running the Leafs.

  21. RIP_Dimebag says:

    If they want to go in a radically different direction from that of Dave Nonis than Tambellini won't be the man for the job out here.

  22. HABSSTAR says:

    Not a Canucks fan but if I was I would not like the rumours going around of the owner "going of the map" to find a GM. 

    This team could easily become the Toronto Maple Leafs of the West if they don't get a decent GM in there.

  23. RIP_Dimebag says:

    Unless going "off the map" means hiring Scotty Bowman or Jim Nill then I'm going to shit all over my apartment with violent rage.

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