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

Mike Gillis, Francesco Aquilini

In this Jan. 13, 2013, photo Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis, left, and owner Francesco Aquilini watch players practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Less than three years after leading the Canucks to within a game of the Stanley Cup, Gillis is out of a job. He was fired on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


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