Mike Gillis said many things on Wednesday which gave one pause, but, for Canucks’ fans, one of the most important concerned the timeline for identifying and hiring a new coach.
It seems there isn’t one. It seems Gillis is going to take his time with this hire.
“I imagine it will be patient and thorough and we’ll consider every possible contingency we need to consider,” Gillis said in describing the process he intends to use.
“I don’t have a time frame. We’re focused on getting the right person, moving ahead and executing a plan we have that will get us back to the level we expect.”
OK, not a big surprise there. If we’ve learned anything about Gillis over the last five years, it’s that he doesn’t rush into big decisions. Sometimes his patience has paid dividends. Sometimes — see Roberto Luongo — it hasn’t. But Gillis will do this on his own terms, in his own time, which is an interesting...