If the Canucks were to put together a think tank, they’d probably need a report from a subcommittee to recommend the agenda, size and leader of the committee which would take part.
It’s a team that likes to take its time. Call it navel gazing, building castles in the air or even self-indulgent. The end goal was always admirable. They wanted to be prepared for anything. Probably even an invasion of Lizard Men.
When Mike Gillis was tapped as general manager, it took him four weeks of meetings to conclude he wanted Alain Vigneault to stay on as his coach.
He called it then “an extraordinarily important” decision, even though he didn’t interview anyone else for the job.
Just imagine what he calls the coaching decision left staring him in the face after the Canucks’ second straight first-round faceplant.
Evidently, breaking up is hard to do.
In the past, the time the team is taking to pull the trigger, one way or another, would...