Report: Canucks to talk with John Tortorella
According to Renaud Lavoie, Vancouver and John Tortorella are talking about the Canucks' vacant head coaching position.
Canucks and John Tortorella are talking. Is one of the strong candidates to replace Alain Vigneault. #RDS— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 11, 2013
Tortorella, who was fired by the New York Rangers last month, has also been linked to the Dallas Stars vacant head coaching job according to reports. The Canucks reportedly had talks with former Toronto Marlies coach Dallas Eakins before he took the job with the Edmonton Oilers.
According to NHL.com, general manager Mike Gillis could interview as many as eight candidates, including, former Stars coach Glen Gulutzan and former Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel.
The Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault and his coaching staff back on May 22nd.