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Sunday Hockey Notes

Mike Gillis knows Canucks in need of a change

There is no quick, easy way back for the Canucks. A Stanley Cup finalist just two years ago with a 3-2 series lead over the Bruins and 60 minutes from the franchise’s first championship, they were the first to exit this year’s playoffs, punched out in four straight by the forever-short-of-something San Jose Sharks.

Less than 48 hours after elimination, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis, a former Bruins forward, declared in his end-of-season news conference on Thursday that a new day is coming for the franchise.

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