What's next for the Vancouver Canucks?
April, 8, 2014
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Mark BlinchUntil 2013-14, the Vancouver Canucks made the playoffs for each season of Mike Gillis' tenure.We’ll get more clarity over what comes next in Vancouver when Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini meets with the local media on Wednesday morning, but this much we know: team president and GM Mike Gillis is out.
Head coach John Tortorella is still around, for now. According to TSN.ca’s Bob McKenzie, Trevor Linden is expected to be named the new team president, which would still leave a hole at general manager for the Canucks.
Here’s a look at their best options to fill Gillis’ shoes:
1. Promote Laurence Gilman
He was the assistant GM under Gillis and is widely regarded as GM-in-waiting.