Youngblood: Vancouver Canucks Will Be Rookie Everything This Season
Next week, the Vancouver Canucks will confirm that Calder Cup winning coach and rookie NHL bench boss, Willie Desjardins, is in charge of the team in 2014/2015. He will join rookie President Trevor Linden and rookie GM Jim Benning in piloting a franchise seeking a bounce-back year.
If you think that's a lot of rookies, you ain't seen nothing yet.
"We want a brand new club," confirmed the Delta Secondary School student hired as Director of Scouting. "The David Booth buyout is just the beginning. Next will be Burrows, Bieksa, Hamhuis, the Sedins ... All old stock must go."
"If they've got even a sniff of NHL experience or pedigree, we don't want them."
So, we're guessing there'll be youth coming back in the Kesler trade?
"For sure. Drafted kids, Juniors, Bantams ... Perhaps a Midget or two."
"None of this 're-set' BS this time around -- this is a re-build. And we're doing it right."
Indeed, the Nux makeover will not be stopping at the hockey operations. Plans are in place to bring in a rookie announcer, a rookie organ player, a rookie mascot and a rookie Zamboni driver. Additionally, the club is investigating a move out of Rogers Arena and into the Burnaby 8 Rinks. And with season ticket sales down significantly, the Canucks are ahead of schedule to achieve an all rookie fanbase as well.