‘If anybody knew this kid . . . ‘

Via: Vancouver Province

‘Gillis’s first-ever draft pick was lauded for his character and intelligence when he was picked 10th over-all in 2008. But a back injury suffered in training in the summer of 2009 and its subsequent misdiagnosis – initially by the Canucks, but also by Hodgson’s own doctors – dealt some damage to that relationship. So did comments from head coach Alain Vigneault dismissing Hodgson after the 2009 preseason as a player using an injury as an excuse.’