Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman joined Matt Sekeres and Blake Price on Wednesday afternoon on TEAM1040, discussing a variety of topics related to the Canucks.
The team wraps up a five-game road trip Thursday in Dallas, and Gilman discussed the management’s views on the club’s effort through the first four games of the trip. Gilman stated that, barring setbacks, the team should be fully healthy by the start of the playoffs.
Gilman’s team was not able to sign touted Yale free-agent Antoine Laganiere – who signed in Anaheim – and Gilman discussed the Canucks approach to signing collegiate free-agents.
Frank Corrado has been assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, and Gilman told TEAM1040 that if Corrado “acquits himself well (with Chicago Wolves) there’s no reason he couldn’t be brought up to Vancouver”, before the end of the regular season.
Much has been made of the club’s pending acquisition of the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen, with plenty of thoughts the Canucks are trying to slide the team into Abbotsford. But Gilman told Matt and Blake that he and Canucks COO Victor Dd Bonis are currently on the East Coast of the USA looking at potential places for Canucks to put the Rivermen.
You can hear Gilman’s interview here: Laurence_Gilman_with_Sekeres_and_Price_Apr17th~