Insider reveals that this Western Conference team is being torn apart by locker room issues

Matt Garland
October 19, 2022  (3:03 PM)

The NHL season is less than two weeks old and it appears at least one team is already dealing with significant locker room issues. The Vancouver Canucks seem doomed to repeat the slow start from last season. Four games into the new season, the club has a record of 0-3-1.

Nobody is happy in Vancouver right now and it appears to have carried over to the dressing room. Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli was joined by former player and current Chicago Blackhawks TV analyst Colby Cohen to talk about the Canucks.
«I've heard there's a lot of friction in that dressing room between some of the star players and then the rest of the team. It's real cliquey in that dressing room. The way that they're promoting players, particularly on their social media channels, and just everything that I hear coming out of that dressing room, it seems really dysfunctional at the moment.»

Cohen went on to speak about the healthy scratch of Conor Garland on Tuesday night and believes that the decision to not play Garland is something that rubs players the wrong way.
«This is the one player who you would never want to take out of your lineup because he plays the right way,» said Cohen. «When you watch him, he doesn't cheat, he stops on pucks, he goes to the net, he plays bigger than he is. He really does put it all on the line and you can't necessarily say that about every player in Vancouver right now, [it] did not make sense to me. I think that decision rubs a lot of players the wrong way. Other players take that personally, and not in a way to rev them up, but almost in a way that you would get pissed off at your coach and your management team for making that decision.»

Seravalli also went on to say that it sort of feels like something is coming for this team.
«Whether that's a trade or a coaching decision, whatever that may be, I feel like the Canucks are in a spot where they can't let this season get away from them,»
said Seravalli.
Vancouver is back in action on Thursday visiting the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks will need to get the wheels back on the track soon or change will certainly be on the way.
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Insider reveals that this Western Conference team is being torn apart by locker room issues

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