In fact, many have reported that trade talks for Luongo have cooled.
"I don't know why people refuse to believe the fact that we're comfortable with these guys (Cory Schneider and Luongo), given the circumstances we're in," Gillis told the Province on Monday. "There's a lot of hockey to be played in a short time and I don't know what next week is going to bring in this scenario or three or four weeks from now. We're happy with both of them.
"It keeps coming up because I keep getting asked about it on a daily basis and it doesn't seem like you can actually give the right answer to anybody. They're really critical about anything you may or may not say and maybe it would be best for me to not deal with that either."
The Canucks are off to a 2-2-2 start, and many expected them to be among the leaders in the Western Conference this season.
But the team is without two-thirds of its second line and their defensive game has struggled, as the team has given up an average of 2.83 goals-against per game.
"We need to be patient. Get our players back in the lineup and be healthy," Gillis said. "We need to see what we have in a team when it's complete. We haven't seen that and won't see if for another five or six games. We're unsure."