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07-29-2013, 12:20 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Hodgson can definitely put the puck in the net, but his "camp drama" issues and more importantly his atrocious defensive play
This is the same song and dance it's always been. Hodgson has defensive issues. Great. But the point still remains, prior to the trade to Buffalo, those issues were largely sheltered with his 'protected' deployment. And in those 'protected' minutes, Hodgson still showed very well offensively. You toss a guy like that onto a top line with zero insulation, and yeah...he's going to get lit up defensively.
It's not as though Kassian is a remotely reliable defensive player either. And he doesn't even have the physical limitations to fall back on as an excuse.
Both players have some serious warts. But at this point, Hodgson is the vastly more productive player...no matter the role.
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