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03-17-2013, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
I disagree. Hodgson with different wingers and an all round better team looks quite a bit different than Hodgson playing on a lottery pick team. There are plenty of cup winners who have had centres look like Hodgson at the equivalent stage of player and team development.
Not only that, but the Canucks never really tried Hodgson out at wing. To me, it makes a lot more sense to play a young player in a less desirable position over the short term instead of making a knee-jerk reaction and trading the player.

While the situations are not identical, this is what Boston did with Seguin. The Bruins have/had incredible centre depth (Bergeron, Krejci, Kelly, Peverley, etc) but that did precipitate a Seguin trade.

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