A couple of Hurricanes swept one 18-year-old out of the Vancouver Canucks dressing room on Sunday and another figures to soon be following.
The Canucks made a deal late Saturday with the Carolina Hurricanes, acquiring forwards Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh for prospect Kellan Tochkin and a fourth-round draft pick.
By Sunday morning, Bo Horvat was on his way back to his junior team in London, Ont., and fellow first-rounder Hunter Shinkaruk figures to soon get his ticket to Medicine Hat.
Shinkaruk practised Sunday on a line with Mike Santorelli and David Booth but may just be keeping a spot warm for Dalpe, who is the player the Canucks targeted in this deal.
You didn’t have to read too far between the lines of Vancouver coach John Tortorella’s comments Sunday to figure that Shinkaruk’s days are numbered.
“I want to do what’s best for a kid’s development,” Tortorella said after the team’s practice at Rogers Arena. “With Hunter, Bo. . . in the...