LATEST | Travis Green revealed his biggest regret from back when he was Vancouver's head coach

Published April 28, 2023 at 8:48 PM

The Canucks coaching «seems» to have stabilized now that Rick Tocchet took over the bench. He replaced Bruce Boudreau who had taken the ship from Travis Green not too long before.

Green was the team's coach from 2017 to the early days of 2022, he was considered one of the next up-and-coming coaches of this generation. Green fell out of luck and the team's performance wasn't up to standards anymore.

Green had been pretty quiet on the mediatic sphere until today when he gave an exclusive interview to the Athletic's Thomas Drance. The journalist asked the team's former head coach if he held any regrets about his tenure in Vancouver and Green surely had loads to say on the subject:

«I think every coach has some things they'd do differently from game to game or at the end of the year. I think that's part of coaching. There are always going to be some things you'd do a little bit differently when you're making decisions in the spur of the moment.

I'd probably have done a few things differently to give players time and space and try to reduce the pressure. You're playing in a Canadian market and playing a Canadian team every night.

I should've incorporated some different players into the PK and that's on me. Ultimately that decision falls on me and I should've done that as well''

Without a doubt, there are a lot of things the former coach could've done over the 314 games he spent as the Canucks' bench boss. Green also pointed out the things he held the most pride in and which he considered success. Let it be remembered that Green was tending the bench during Brock Boeser's, Elias Pettersson's, and Quinn Hughes' first years as they were all Calder Trophy nominees.

While Green clearly wasn't the reason behind Pettersson's explosion, he clearly has lots of pride to take from his development as the Centerman he clearly played a huge in the making of the star player he's now become.

Green also added that the fact that the team lost big pieces when Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev, Tyler Toffoli, and Troy Stetcher walked to free agency, played a major part in his success. Not only were they great players, but Green shared a special relationship with these boys.

Green revealed that he had interviewed for coaching jobs over the summer last year and he's still looking for his next opportunity.

SOURCE: The Athletic
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LATEST | Travis Green revealed his biggest regret from back when he was Vancouver's head coach

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