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02-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Vancouver_2010 View Post
hard to be excited about the trade when you trade a .5ppg player for a .3ppg players though, this trade make us worse in both now and the future.
You don't think Kassian being on a bad team makes a difference? Only time will tell, but something tells me Hodgson will not get the same point totals in BUF. The 'Palhssons, Malhotras, Otts, Bollands' of the league will now be checking Hodgson if he's a top 6.

Originally Posted by NOTENOUGHBREWER View Post
Hodgson was playing sheltered minutes and was terrible in the defensive zone. A useless player unless the puck was on his stick.

He's been overrated for years after one good season in the OHL.
Although I won't call him useless, I don't think Hodgson would be able to step up if Kesler/Sedin went down. It's tough to replace that kind of offense and if we lose one, we'll be playing a trap-like game-in which we should succeed in. Having Palhsson enables us to do that and with AV, he's always been a very flexible coach.

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