VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Vancouver Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis on Tuesday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention.
Gillis took over as general manager after the 2007-08 season. The Canucks advanced to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final under Gillis before losing to Boston, and since then the team has been in a steady decline.
The Canucks lost in the first round of the playoffs for two straight seasons before missing the postseason entirely for the first time since 2008. Vancouver fans appeared fed up with the team’s downturn and chanted for Gillis to be fired as the Canucks lost 3-0 to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.
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