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02-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by orcatown View Post
Hodgson ultimate speed is a worry. Sure there are the great hands but Gillis has committed to speed from the beginning. If are to play the style the Canucks want you need speed up and down the ice and not just quickness in some areas of the ice. Moreover, you had to have questions about the Hodgson defensive ability. It had to improve and their was no guarantee it was going to. I watched Hodgson carefully with the Moose and with the Canucks and I saw limitations in his game that may prevent him from becoming the star that some here saw. Hodgson lack of speed was really noticeable in the transition form defense to offense.
I don't think Kassian is any quicker than Hodgson... in fact he might be slower.

He also may be just as much of a defensive liability. And he comes with questions about character/maturity and a whole lot less proven NHL scoring ability.

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