Canucks owner speaks out after Trevor Linden steps down

Jul 26 2018, 12:10 am

Calling himself a “diehard Canucks fan as well as an owner,” Francesco Aquilini took to Twitter on Wednesday to update fans on the team’s outlook moments after Trevor Linden stepped down as President of Hockey Operations.

One of the most popular players in franchise history, Linden was hired to steer the ship coming out of the Mike Gillis regime four years ago. After making the playoffs in his first season, it was downhill after that, as the Canucks have had the worst combined record in the NHL in the past three seasons.

In a series of 12 consecutive tweets, Aquilini thanked Linden and expressed his desire to bring a winner to Vancouver. He also referenced growing up near the Pacific Coliseum, and how he remembers crushing Stanley Cup Final losses in 1982, 1994, and 2011.

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He said he has only one unfulfilled dream: bringing the Stanley Cup to Vancouver.

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