Kassian vs Hodgson
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01-24-2013, 02:50 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I don't understand hating Hodgson for wanting more ice time he was clearly deserving of it in Vancouver and also I don't think Vancouver is the softest team in the league especially with Kassian the Flames have 2 plays that are physical in the top 9 and that is Glencross and Iginla.
The issue was that he wasn't "clearly deserving of it" in the eyes of many. He was still a liability defensively, and the coaches wanted him to work on that before they would trust him in more situations. Rookies should realize that if they can't be trusted defensively they aren't going to be playing top 6 minutes.
I'm not one of the Hodgson haters, and I hope he develops into a true #1 center with our expansion brothers in Buffalo. However I hold no disillusions that Hodgson's defensive performances in Vancouver justified his sense of entitlement as a rookie.
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