Thread: Proposal: Van/Ott
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02-13-2011, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 4thliner View Post
Yeah right. If you are a blue chip prospect you make the team. Mike Fisher cracked a cup contending 109 pts team in Ottawa back in 2000 as a 19 year old

Hossa made it, so did Havlat, and so did Spezza. All these guys made the NHL at 19 on the 3d line.

If you are a top top young player, you will force the teams hand. Why isn't Hogson even sticking as Vancouvers 3rd line center, winger etc etc??

Hogson is overated, actually not even. He just isn't as highly though of as he use to be after than WJC and all the injuries.

Kid must first make his big team's line-up.

We all know Ottawa sucks now (daah), but they didn't always suck and iced more stacked teams than the canucks who are yet to be seen if they can even get out of the 2nd round of the playoffs one of these years, let alone play for the cup. But all that is besides the point, Hogson isn't a full-time NHLer and isn't even the top quality prospect who can crack a contending team at 21 now.
He can still prove he can be a quality player and is young, but he does not have as much value as you think. Just because you were a junior star in Brampton and looking like a star at the next level does not mean you will be one. That may or may not be the case here but every year Hogson does not make the canucks line-up it is looking more and more likely.
He basically lost 1-2 years of development because of injury.

Why would you put Hodgson in place of the best faceoff man in the league in Manny? Not to mention a defensive giant.

Why would you put a natural center on the wing when we want to develop him at center?

Why would you put him on the fourth line playing with garbage when he could play big minutes in the AHL and continue developing? (Even though he put up 2 points in 5 games, had a decent scoring chances every game, drew a few penalties and was never scored on.)

Just like Grabner was a huge bust, but is now the talk of the NHL. You do know that the big hype of Grabner has come only after toiling in the AHL for years.

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