Hodgson Trade Discussion
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03-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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I know we all liked the complain about the lack of minutes Hodgson got (myself included at times) but I think if you've watched his play this season (which is better than last btw) it's easy to know why that wasn't possible. They couldn't give him more minutes than they were because it would involve removing the protection they were giving him. He would have been eaten alive in those additional minutes. That was why they saw the need for Pahlsson...someone who they figured they could trust to not get victimized. I'm sure they would have loved to have a Jordan Staal type instead of Pahlsson to have a two way presence but that wasn't going to happen.
Nonsense. All things considered, they would have had a better chance to win in the playoffs if they had Hodgson and didn't have Pahlsson.
Would they have beaten LA? I have no idea, but the "more balance" approach was a colossal failure, in every possible way.
Hodgson was playing carefully controlled minutes last season, but he was scoring at a 20 goal pace in limited minutes with limited linemates and was a +8.
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