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Canucks interested in Gulutzan; Stars contact Ruff, Vigneault

TSN.ca Staff

5/26/2013 8:40:20 PM

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan is among the stable of coaches that the Vancouver Canucks have interest in.

Meanwhile in Dallas, sources tell TSN that Stars general manager Jim Nill has met with former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and has also been in contact with former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault about the Stars coaching job.

Gulutzan was fired on May 14 after two seasons in Dallas. He compiled a record of 64-57-9 in his first NHL head coaching job, and his team missed the playoffs in both of his seasons behind the bench.

The Canucks have been looking for a new bench boss since dismissing Vigneault after being swept in the first round by the San Jose Sharks.

Ruff was fired in February after 15 seasons behind the Buffalo bench.

After the hiring of Patrick Roy by the Avalanche last week, the Stars and Canucks are the only two clubs that currently have head coaching vacancies.