Vigneault stiffs Hodgson in first game of season
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09-22-2011, 05:54 AM
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It should also be noted that the big irony here is that this organization has given Hodgson a massive free pass at various points and all kinds of opportunity and gametime that he did nothing to earn.
Was kept way deep into the preseason in both 2009 and 2010 despite looking awful throughout camp.
Was given 20 NHL games last year despite doing next-to-nothing in Manitoba and scoring 17 points in his last 37 AHL games.
Was playing games deep in the NHL playoffs despite doing looking very poor in an NHL uniform last year, struggling defensively, and generating nothing offensively.
Isn't required to attend the prospect tourney last week despite the fact that every other prospect of his age/experience from the attending teams was there.
The Canucks (and Vigneault) have done *absolutely everything possible* to give this guy an opportunity to succeed. To blame the coaches is utterly laughable.
If this guy was a 3rd round pick and had exactly the same track record over the past few years, he wouldn't have played an NHL shift yet.
Summed up very well MS
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