Mike Gillis didn't know if he would be back next season as the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks when he spoke about it last week. Now he knows: He won't be. On Tuesday the Canucks fired Gillis as the President and GM. "On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank Mike Gillis for his hard work and the many contributions he made on and off the ice during his tenure,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment.