WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Blues are in no hurry to sell their head coach vacancy.
Glen Taylor has been a part of the organization since its inception in 1991.
He was an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues for 11 seasons before becoming the team’s president of hockey operations in 2006.
He joined the Blues as general manager in 2016 and served as the team president for the past two seasons.
Taylor, who is married to the Nashville Predators’ president and CEO, says he’s not interested in having to “go through the process of selling a coach.”
But, he said, he’s ready for a change.
“I’ve been here 11 years and I’m ready for another chance,” Taylor said.
“It’s just a matter of time.”
The Blues have been looking for a new coach for a while, but have not been able to find one.
They were reportedly interested in hiring Rick DiPietro, the Nashville coach who was fired by the Nashville Preds last week.
DiPiolo led the Preds to a record-setting season and finished second in the Western Conference in points.
The Preds finished eighth in the NHL with 521 goals and finished with a .921 winning percentage in the regular season.
“If I was a guy in a position to make a change and take over, I’d be absolutely in the mix,” Taylor told NHL.com.
“But I don’t have that right now.”
Taylor has also been a leader of the franchise, but said he has no plans to leave Nashville anytime soon.
“When I look at the organization as a whole, the success has been incredible,” he said.
Taylor says he will not be changing his job description anytime soon because he believes his goal is to win. “
I wouldn’t change anything in my career to be in a different situation.”
Taylor says he will not be changing his job description anytime soon because he believes his goal is to win.
He said the Predators will have a strong core of players, which he said will make it easier for the team to build off the success it has had this season.
Taylor said he is willing to take the next step to try to bring in a coach in the summer.
“I’d love to take a chance on a coach,” he told NHL Network’s Bob McKenzie.
The only thing I know is I’m a part owner of the team and I would love to get a chance to get my head around the system, to be able to evaluate it and see what it is.”