Ruff says Sabres in "scary category" with youth at center
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10-04-2012, 03:22 PM
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The real issue isn't Kassian. It's Hodgson.
Even if they wanted to get rid of Kassian, trade him for something of use. Kassian had value. He was an asset
. They drafted a center with their 1st round pick, traded picks to get back into the first round to draft another center, then drafted another 3 centers with their remaining picks. And even after the draft, Regier still said his number 1 priority going into the season would be to add another center. So what do you know that i don't. That doesn't seem like a team happy with their centers. What need hole did Hodgson actually fill for the Sabres? What you are really forgetting is the timeline. Ennis was on the wing when the Sabres made the deal. What they thought they were getting in Hodgson, they didn't know they already had in Ennis (plus some.) It was a bad trade.
They did, Hodgson. Ennis as a winger or center at the time of the trade is irrelevant. If you can flip a top wing prospect for top prospect/young center of equal of greater potential you do it. Its by far the more important position.
You need multiple centers on your roster and in the system to have success. For some bizarre reason you see that need as some sort of indictment of Hodgson or that he is of no use.
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