He could have been more here. His speed fit in so well.....Its a shame he never was able to evolve into a more complete checker. I loved his time here in Nashville, and if the rumors about us offering him a contract are true, then trading him at this juncture (since he obviously hasn't signed it) is only a gain.
I ran into Hordi and his fiance at the time while walking around Opryland Hotel around Christmastime. He stopped me and asked if I would mind taking their picture by the gigantic Christmas tree. We had a brief exchange, just oozed personality and seemed like a great guy.
Plus, Im really going to miss that "Im totally demented and will eat your soul" look he gave guys before and after a fight.
Man I hate this move even though a 5th is good, Hordi was the man from the time he signed here. I was dreading the day we'd let him go, but I seen it coming with his playing time at the end of the season dropping off. Canes will love him as we did and he will br greatly missed in a Preds uniform. My kids were upset when I told them. Good luck HORDI!!
Well my fellow hockey fans, it looks like all we did was swap 5th round picks... Looks like someone wants to play hard to get...
Hordichuk headed to free agency
Submitted by ldecock on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 16:25
Tags: Lord Stanley's Blog | Darcy Hordichuk
Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed Monday that negotiations with Darcy Hordichuk have broken off and the Canes will not sign the free-agent forward before he hits the open market next week.
Carolina sent a fifth-round pick in 2009 to Nashville for the rights to the rough-and-tumble forward Thursday, but were unable to work out a deal. They'll get Nashville's fifth-round pick in 2010 if they don't sign him before training camp — which looks unlikely.
"We're not going to get anything done with him," Rutherford said. "The fact that we had tried to get a jump on it and he wasn't interested in what we had to say, it would appear we're not getting him."