NHL.com will periodically be doing a series called "Five Questions With …," a Q&A with some of the key movers and shakers in the game today aimed to gain some insight into their lives and careers.
This edition features Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis:
Instead of going to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame celebration Monday night, Mike Gillis will be in Trinidad watching his daughter, Kate, play for the Canadian national women's field hockey team.
It's a trip any father wouldn't miss provided he could afford to get there, so there's no way anybody can argue with Gillis for choosing to go along for the ride with his athletic daughter.
However, Gillis knows better than most how important this Hall of Fame weekend and the inductions Monday night are to at least one of the inductees.
In Gillis' former life as a player agent, Pavel Bure was one of his most high-profile clients.
Gillis represented Bure from 1997 through the end of his injury-shortened career. He helped Bure through the ups and downs of a 51-goal season in Vancouver, a holdout that led to his trade to the Florida Panthers and the knee injuries that derailed his career once he got to the New York Rangers.