LATEST | Former Canucks employee reveals how the team betrayed Bo Horvat

Published November 17, 2023 at 4:16 PM
BY OWEN FULLERTON

A former Canucks employee says going into the 2022-23 season, Bo Horvat expected to be a long-term centrepiece in Vancouver.

Rachel Doerrie, who worked as an analyst and later video coach for the Canucks for parts of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, said on the Staff and Graph podcast that JT Miller's 7 year extension with Vancouver came as a surprise to Bo Horvat - and pointed to an end of his time with the Canucks.

Doerrie says the Canucks both publicly and privately told Bo they would build around him after years of turmoil.

The plan that they said publicly and that they told Bo was that they were going to build around him,
Doerrie said.


You tell somebody who wears the 'C', who does so much stuff for your community, who is a consummateácaptain through years of incompetence of the previous regime - you tell him we are finally going to build around you. And then the way he finds out he's not being built around is when the extension for JT Miller gets announced.

Doerrie said JT Miller's 99 point season in 2021-22 caused the Canucks to re-evaluate their plans.

Miller is tied for the league lead in points, while the Horvat trade allowed the Canucks to acquire Filip Hronek - the decision is paying dividends so far.

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