Talk about a sheer goal scorer! The Manitoba Moose will really be missing their leading goal scorer now that sergie shirokov has been recalled by the canucks. no word yet where he's going to play. With Burrows being bumped from the top line with the Sedin's the other night against Minny there is a slim chance we could see Shirokov on the top line with the SEdin's at some point against Colorado, especially if things start going to shit.
The best thing that ever happened to Shirokov was Cody Hodgson fracturing his orbital bone. Shirokov has been on a 12 game point streak and has had the opportunity to double shift sometimes with the Moose.
This will be a great opportunity for Shirokov to get a taste of what its like to play in the NHL which will hopefully prevent him from going back to the KHL after the end of this year after his contract expires. I still don't foresee him being on the Canucks roster for very long this year. There might be room for him to play on the second line with kesler and raymond however as soon as he has a couple no shows in a row it will be back down to the Moose for him and we'll either call up hodgson, or get bolduc back by that time. no point in having Shirokov on the fourth line because hes not physical enough. Is he top nine in our depth charts?
I would say that he has the opportunity to fit in at around the seventh or the eight spot on the roster. This would force Gillis to either trade/waive tambellini (remember we cant send him down to the moose anymore without him being snatched up on waivers) or torres could be moved to the fourth/traded as well.