Alain Vigneault's Days With Vancouver Canucks May Be Numbered

By Randy Holt
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks have struggled mightily of late. And it could soon lead to some changes, particularly behind the bench.

The job status of Alain Vigneault has been a bit questionable of late, due to the lack of playoff success for the Canucks. Though his job never officially appeared to be at risk, one would have to imagine that another playoff meltdown would have to lead to a change sooner or later.

That change could end up coming sooner, if the Canucks can’t get it together quickly. This is a team dealing with some injuries, but coming off of another Presidents Trophy-winning season, this was a club that was expected to be much better.

They haven’t lived up to expectations to this point. They’re hovering right at .500 in their last 10, going 4-4-2 over that span. That set of games included surrendering their grip on the Northwest Division briefly, as the Minnesota Wild managed to overtake them as the top team.

Regardless of the fact that they have a few players out with injury, the Canucks have just been completely unimpressive of late. The team on the ice just doesn’t appear to be prepared on a nightly basis. That’s coming off of a first round exit in last year’s postseason, despite holding the no. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Eventually, struggles and inconsistency, whether they’re in the regular season or especially in the playoffs, Alain Vigneault is going to be replaced behind the bench for the Vancouver Canucks. He may make it through the year, but if they falter again when the postseason rolls around, he could be looking for a new club this summer.

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