Good, with him in Manitoba and recall-exempt, we've got a heavyweight that AV basically has to ask for permission from Gillis to use. No more dressing a goon when the scariest guy on the other team is Stortini.
Gillis did an interview yesterday where he hinted at this. I think it is on CDC under canuckstv.
He basically said he sent SOB to nash because he didnt want people to think he lets NHL players rot in the minors. The reporter then asked him about Hordi going to the moose and he said something like 'we're trying to find a place for hordi, we aren't going down that road yet' or some such.
Good on Gillis imo. I dont think he has much intention of using this new guy though.
Hordichuk appreciative Canucks were able to make the trade:
Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun
Hordichuk said he appreciated the Canucks helping to find him a new NHL home.
“This is real good news for me,” Hordichuk said. “I am excited to get a chance to go back out there and continue to do what I do best.
“At this time of the year it's often tough make a trade, especially with the cap and me on a one-way. This is definitely an opportunity for me to show why I have been in this league for a while. They have a lot of young guys out there and I think it is a great situation for me.”