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02-04-2013, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Paxon View Post
This is ridiculous. It's like you're saying that Cody is the clear third-best player on the line but it's not OK for his production to reflect that. Since when is a PPG ever not impressive? He's a part of the line's success offensively. He is part of the flow of the action. He's not just standing there in the slot and letting the other two do the work.
Yep. He passes the eyeball test in that he's making smart passes, getting to high scoring areas, and working with his (more talented) linemates. Sure, on a different line maybe he has half the points, but Vanek and Pommer might be, say, 5 points lower themselves with a lesser pivot. Hodgson isn't the driver for sure, but he's not a passenger either.

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