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03-07-2013, 08:56 AM
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Why can't we just leave it at the following:

Hodgson is a good young player with (potentially) a bright future, but he WAS stuck behind a Hart trophy winner and Selke trophy winner. It's simple fact. It remains fact. And just because one of those guys is currently hurt doesn't change that fact.

Kassian is a good young player with (potentially) a bright future. A player type the canucks did not have in the organization but the Sabres had two of (Foligno...who by the way is struggling).

It was and remains a hockey trade.

Also keep in mind that Kassian has the same number of points in the same number of games as Hodgson did at this point last season. THAT is the comparable for Kassian. Not what Hodgson is doing this year (which btw isn't contributing much overall to actual wins). Give Kassian the other 100 games of pro experience that he lacks compared to Hodgson and I suspect we'd see a much better player than the one we see now. Funny how that works.

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