Trade: Panthers send Peters to Canucks for Hordichuk - Updated with Tallon comments

Andrew Peters

#11 / Left Wing / Florida Panthers



May 05, 1980

Darcy Hordichuk

#24 / Left Wing / Vancouver Canucks



Aug 10, 1980

From the Vancouver Sun:

Hordichuk, who lost his fourth line job with the Canucks, had been waived by the team on Saturday and Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis had pledged to try and find a new NHL home for him.
And there ya go. Does this make Florida deeper at left wing? Not the salaries (per CapGeek):
  • Hordichuk: $800,000
  • Peters: $500,000
Pure salary dump by the cap-strapped Canucks. As to why FLA would take on an additional $300,000 for what is in essence the very same player (similar age and career numbers) is beyond me. In any case Hordichuk - a former Panther - is likely bound for Rochester. But who doesn't love guys with their own websites?
UPDATE: Still confused? Consider GM Dale Tallon's comments from earlier today:
"Darcy is a veteran player who adds a physical presence in our line-up. He is a high character, hard working individual who will play an important role on our club both on and off the ice. We look forward to welcoming him back to South Florida"
Now contrast those words with what he said on August 19th when Peters was signed:
"With the addition of Andrew, we immediately add a physical presence to our line-up. He brings an aggressive style of play and a dimension that our team needed to address this offseason. We look forward to his contributions to our club."
Eerie. So again...what was the point of any of this?
Nucks Misconduct weighs in here.