If you’re counting sleeps until the Canucks hire their next coach, you’ll probably run out of fingers.
And maybe toes too.
Be patient. If you’ve somehow missed this by now, the Canucks don’t do anything quickly.
If they were an emergency-response team, I don’t like our chances. How would they ever make it to the heart attack victim on Wreck Beach in time?
The 911 call would come in and they’d launch into safety audits, report preparation and paramedic checklists. They’d probably even do the speed limit, before someone reminds them: Uh guys, you have sirens.
Yes, they have begun a coaching search that will be slow and methodical. But they didn’t fire Alain Vigneault and most of his staff without first spending significant time making a list of possible replacements. It’s a long one, with some familiar names and a few surprises. As of now, it does not include Lindy Ruff, and that’s not expected to change.
The Canucks are leaning toward experienced,...