herb wrote:Tippett has agreed to a five year contract extension with Phoenix, so he’s officially not an option.
Gillis met with Johnny T yesterday in Boston.
Eakins, Tippett, Ruff, AV all snapped up.
Basically just Torts and Stevens left, MG has to sign quick this time or some other team will try to snag em up.
Torts was the first choice the moment NYR let him go, The Canucks weren't left taking the left overs. This was their guy. They did the same frigging thing in hiring MG. I heard before Nonis was fired that Nonis was getting fired and this guy named Mike Gillis was going to be GM. They did this dog and pony show pretend interviewing with a number of candidates after he was offered the job. They denied it of course but this situation is the same.
I was told back in early May that if Torts was fired the Canucks were going to hire him. I didn't believe it but my friend was adamant that he had talked to a number of players who after having their exit interviews all had the same message. If Torts was available he was going to get the coaching job.
Now I don't know how much this is a MG hiring or how much this was very strongly suggested to him as the best way to go. That is something I don't know if we will ever know.