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07-29-2013, 05:41 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
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December is especially relevant because those were his deployments the month he requested a trade. The 80% deployments in January onward don't matter in evaluating his role on the Canucks because they were setting him up for a trade from that point onward.
His terrible possession numbers were equally unsustainable, you know, because they haven't been sustained.
One that has a bigger role for a developing offensive forward than ~11 minutes at ES, a dwindling zone start ratio, mediocre linemates and less than two minutes of PP time on a second unit where he was its best forward.
To be fair, no contending team would give Hodgson the type of first line minutes that he got on the Sabres. I'm not sure I'd call that a typical three center system.
The more usual situation is what you saw with Seguin in Boston. You need to earn the minutes.
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