John Tortorella had an aisle seat on his latest flight to Vancouver. The Canucks coach strained to catch views of the city because he needed to know if those amazing post-card images were accurate. Kind of like the roster he has inherited. Not bad on paper but on the ice?
With a push to promote youth in a salary-cap challenged environment and a pledge to push a veteran core the new bench boss doesn’t need to get a feel for Roberto Luongo Ryan Kesler and Henrik and Daniel Sedin. They come as advertised.
Luongo has changed agents — from Gilles Lupien to J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson at CCA Sports — and Brisson confirmed Thursday that his new client will honour his contract and report to camp.
Tortorella has a short New York Rangers history with Chris Higgins and Dale Weise but has no idea what to expect from Zack Kassian Brendan Gaunce Brad Richardson or Frank Corrado. And when Cody Hodgson trade questions repeatedly surfaced for general manager Mike Gillis on Tuesday during the annua...