from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
With his wife Christine and their four dogs, new Canucks coach John Tortorella is on his way to Vancouver. Sun hockey writer Brad Ziemer caught up with him Wednesday somewhere deep in the woods in Wisconsin. Their telephone conversation follows, with Tortorella’s comments on his latest discussion with Roberto Luongo, his disappointment about being left off the U.S. Olympic coaching staff, the need for the Canucks to get younger, and much more:
Q: I think most coaches usually use the summer to decompress. How has the fact you are coaching a new team and have to move across the continent changed your summer?
A: It has been a lot busier. Even before getting the new job, getting fired is always tough to take. You try to regroup, assess and now we are in the process of going coast to coast here. It has been very busy. There hasn’t been a lot of decompressing, that’s for sure.
Q: Are you at the point yet where you are counting the da...