Canucks president Linden doesn't plan on stepping down

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Trevor Linden isn't going to give up on the Vancouver Canucks.

The team's president of hockey operations and alternate governor told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that he has no plans to resign amid a slow start.

Friedman relayed their conversation in Saturday's edition of "Headlines" on Hockey Night in Canada.

"I did ask him (Saturday), I said, 'Is any of this true?', and he said, 'Look, I came into this job with my eyes wide open. I knew there was a chance we were going to go through a difficult time. I accept that, I get the criticism and the scrutiny,' but ... he says he's not going anywhere. He is staying in his current role."

The Canucks are 5-9-1 through 15 games, and only the Calgary Flames have a worse goal differential than Vancouver's minus-16 mark.

Linden was hired by the Canucks in his dual role back in April 2014.

Canucks president Linden doesn't plan on stepping down
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