Tortorella could be out
Even though he still has four years and $8 million left on his deal, I think it is more than likely that John Tortorella will be fired as head coach after the season in Vancouver.
I like Torts, but he was never the right fit for that team.
The Canucks built a blue-line corps meant for a quick transition game, but the club has played more of a chip and chase, shot-blocking game this season. As one NHL scout told ESPN.com, "The wrong system for that set of players."
The real question in Vancouver is whether thatís going to be enough change. I suspect ownership continues to debate internally whether or not to fire GM Mike Gillis and thatís really going to be the biggest decision of all.
Personally, I would allow Gillis at least one more year to redirect the ship. I think heís earned that.
Gillis, by the way, also has four more years on his contract.