Jan 23, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; A general view of the warm up before the drop of the puck for the first period as Vancouver Canucks hosts the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks want new GM by end of May


The Vancouver Canucks will be looking for a new general manager and Trevor Linden, who was appointed as the team president just a few weeks ago, is hoping that the Canucks will be able to act swiftly and name a replacement in a reasonable amount of time.

In fact, Linden has already set a timeline for a hire, but he is running out of time.

“I would love to have someone in place by the end of May,” said Linden during an interview on Sportsnet 590 The FAN radio. “I don’t know if that’s possible.”

It also looks like the team could be in search of a new head coach, with Linden being noncommittal to current coach John Tortorella.

“I have a great deal of respect for John,” said Linden. “He’s been successful in this league. He’s won a Stanley Cup. It’s a decision that has effects all over the place. I just want to make sure that I’m seeing things clearly.”

It could very well be that Linden is waiting to name a general manager before making a decision on the head coach, which would be the smartest move for everyone involved. Regardless of what happens, we will have to wait and see exactly what change and new names are brought to the Canucks organization as they prepare to turn things around next season.

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