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[VAN/BUF] Hodgson and Sulzer for Z. Kassian and Gragnani
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02-27-2012, 04:38 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
pitseleh and I have been discussing this briefly on the previous thread.
Canucks fans, step away from the ledge and look closely at this trade.
MAG has a +10 on a team of all minuses (except for Gerbe). Literally all minuses. pitseleh looked at the Corsi numbers and it's clear that while some of it is by chance, this disparity cannot be all attributed to chance.
A young, left-handed puck mover who can play on the right side and put up points is an extreme rarity in the NHL, as well as one who can play a good puck possession game.
The best part? He's only 25 this year, and has an extremely proven track record in the Q and the AHL.
We can discuss Kassian all we want, but make no mistake - Gillis knew what he was going for when he went into this trade.
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