The new Vancouver Canucks coach, nicknamed “Gabby” for obvious reasons, was at his best talkative during morning practice on game day.
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The new Vancouver Canucks head coach, who is a good talker and has been labeled “Gabby” for obvious reasons, was at his best talkative during morning practice on game day. He was keen to seek out impressionable and struggling young players like Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson for additional words of encouragement.
“He’s got a lot of positive energy and wants to get the best out of his players,” said Canucks captain Bo Horvat. “He has some new ideas on how we can improve as a team and I’m excited to be moving forward. “
The first order of business was to roll out lines as the first clue of Boudreau’s rhythmic mantra placed Pettersson between speedster Conor Garland and impressive Russian rookie Vasily Podkolzin. It looked like this and it looked good: