It’s official. The Canucks will be holding a Q&A with fans via YouTube at 11 am before his official press conference at 1 pm. We expect all of you to submit a question from the list we posted this morning.
Derek Jory interviewed Torts (as he apparently prefers to be called) and has a thoroughly excellent article up on Canucks.com that I encourage you to read.
There are some fantastic quotes in that article, but this one is my favourite:
I’m a big believer in ‘what is your identity’ and creating an identity, that’s what we’re going to look to. I think there’s some sort of identity there, but when a new coaching staff comes in, you have to put your stamp on that too.
I appreciate that he wants to define the Canucks identity, but I especially appreciate that he recognizes that the Canucks do already have an identity and that his role, along with that of the new coaching staff, is to put his stamp on the team and not to redefine it entirely. He apparently watched extensive video of the Canucks during the interview process and added, “I’m dealing with an older team here, as I look at the roster, I think I need to respect the older players and some of the processes they’ve gone through and make adjustments with myself as far as how I handle them.”
So, John Tortorella is officially the Canucks new head coach. Thoughts?Tags: John Tortorella