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03-20-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Sergei Shirokov View Post
To dump Cody as soon as he could???

He held onto him for an entire year. The issues were on-going, the rumour is the request was asked for after the finals. MG held onto him until his value was high enough to bring back a young player with high upside.

If that trade was available at the beginning of the year I bet he would have made the deal.


And faceoff percentage, yes 50% is better than 46%. You can act like this stuff is irrelevant all you want, but even last game, he lost a faceoff and Ovechkin scored off the draw, his loss directly resulted in a GA. and being on the 1st unit for everything, that will happen alot.

This.

People forget that at the beginning of last season, Hodgson's trade value wasn't nearly as high. Injuries, and average AHL numbers, led to questions whether his game would transfer to the NHL level.

Should realize that trading isn't an exact science.
If you need to trade a player of this calibre, you could you
realistically get back?

You can't fit a perfect deal, catering to ALL your needs.
There simply aren't that many players available.

If there is a comparable player out there, why would they be looking to trade said player and take Hodgson instead?

Who was available?...
Schenn...nope.
Skinner...nope
Seguin...nope
Johansen...probably not
Carlson...nope
Huberdeau....absolutely not
Couture...nope
Benn....dream on

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