There seems to be great angst in some quarters about the length of time it’s taking the Vancouver Canucks to make a decision on the new coach.
People who feel this way are apt to be confusing a tremendous learning opportunity with dithering, which is highly unwise.
If you analyze the situation, which surely the likes of Canucks GM Mike Gillis and his assistant Laurence Gilman have done, you’re really looking at quite the opposite.
The longer it takes, the better it is for this team because it gives them all this time to learn. Consider the type of information that might be available without even considering the fact that exploring your options is likely to lead to making the best possible choice when it comes to naming a coach.
Think about what a conversation with John Stevens might yield whether he is to get the job or not. The Canucks could certainly find out why the Kings were so effective in...