Canucks without John Tortorella, Henrik Sedin

During Saturday's line brawl against the Flames, Canucks coach John Tortorella shouted at...

During Saturday's line brawl against the Flames, Canucks coach John Tortorella shouted at counterpart Bob Hartley, then tried to take his argument to the Flames dressing room between periods. (Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

EDMONTON - The Vancouver Canucks have a lot on their plate to deal with lately.

Heading into their contest against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, the Canucks had won just two of their previous 10 games.

Their coach is currently serving a suspension for trying to invade the Calgary Flames locker room on Saturday and their captain is out of the lineup for the first time in 10 years.

All the while, the club appears to be going though an identity shift as they try to shake off the stigma they are not heavy or tough enough.

“I’m looking forward to putting all this behind us and moving on,” said Canucks assistant coach Mike Sullivan, taking over from the suspended John Tortorella. “I think our players have a pretty good understand is of what our team identity is and how we want to play and making sure that we pay attention to the details that help our team have success.


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