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Tortorella is heading to Vancouver.

John Tortorella was surprised the subject did not come up in the first question, but he didn’t get angry or yell.

Yes, the new Vancouver Canucks coach acknowledged Tuesday, his reputation needs some restructuring, and he vowed to improve it as he attempts to give the city a long-sought Stanley Cup.

“This is the mess I put myself into, and this is the mess I’m going to get myself out of,” he said during a news conference.

Globe and Mail has an article about the change in Quebec hockey.

When you’re huge trending toward gigantic, shovelling in the fuel becomes a preoccupation.

In the course of a couple of hours, Rimouski Océanic defenceman Samuel Morin will rattle around the pantry, ingest several pieces of fruit, a couple of granola bars, vast quantities of cheese and a protein shake.

“This one likes to eat,” sighs his father, Pascal, who fortunately runs a large catering operation on the outskirts of Quebec City.

Not yet 18, Morin is 6 foot 7 and is listed at 210 pounds (“actually, I was at 211 this morning,” he says proudly), the kind of physical dimensions that cause pro scouts to take notice.

There might be a regular leaving Ottawa soon.

Bryan Murray could make his biggest move before the NHL draft even begins.

The Senators general manager says he expects to know Daniel Alfredsson's status for next season before the first selection is made Sunday.

The 40-year-old Sens captain has returned to Sweden with his family, but met with Murray prior to leaving and said he would likely give him an answer by draft day.

An unrestricted free agent, Alfredsson has been contemplating retirement or returning for another season.