Thread: Proposal: Versteeg for Cody Hodgson
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02-13-2011, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NFITO View Post

The Canucks already have 3 of them who are all either better than, or equal to Versteeg in any case, with Burrows, Raymond and Samuelsson.

You don't want Versteeg in a 3rd line role at that salary... and it doesn't make much sense to have one of the above, at their salaries, in a 3rd line role either.

The Canucks don't need Versteeg, because he doesn't really upgrade any of the current top-6 wingers the team has (Daniel, Burrows, Raymond, Samuelsson), and even if you argue he does, is whatever upgrade he possibly brings worth your organization's top prospect?

I am curious though - how many Leafs fans, even if their team was a contender right now, would even consider a Raymond for Kadri swap? The values are pretty much equal here.
Most in hockey would trade their top prospect for a 24 year old who can help push them over the top this season.....if you have a chance to win now, you go for it. If you dont get how important role players are, they clearly you missed your team getting out matched the last 2 years.

Correct me if Im wrong, but Versteeg would be a huge upgrade over Hansen on the 3rd line and couple possibly provide that depth scoring the team is lacking.

Yes, Hodgson is a top who will never see his day in Vancouver. With Henrik and Kesler up the middle, Hodgson was drafted as the best player available and can now be used to address another position.....seeing centre and goal are the 2 positions set for the next 5 years at least.

Planning on keeping him on the Moose till hes 25......that should do wonders for his value and confidence

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