Kind of a piss off, but then again we have pretty good depth in Brookbank/Kostka/Dahlbeck/Olsen (the latter off a good camp). The bad taste is more about where he ended up than the fact that we lost him.
It's not a big loss as far as organizationally, but the kid was a great guy on and off the ice. Great in the locker room. (great bond with the other Rockford kids and some current Hawks) I'll never forget seeing him absolutely wasted with Bollig when the Hawks came back to Chicago after their cup win at that bar/club (one of the three/four who was wearing that pony mask or whatever that was). Glad he is getting his shot, just hate it's with a non classy org like Vancouver, but I guess he's going back to Canada so that's good for him. This helps guys like Olsen, Dahlbeck more than anyone. Best of luck to one of the trench guys.