I read the province today and I am still trying to figure out how Hodgson is a safe pick with a 2nd line center upside.
Safe pick when compared to Beach maybe. Hodgson and Beach have roughly the same level of upside, different playstyles though. Beach with slightly higher upside but much less likely to reach it. Hodgson slightly less upside and more likely to reach it. Plus with character qualities and hockey smarts.
Also not sure how Hodgson has 2nd line upside, when there are tons of people saying his upside is more.
The Province need to stop being Beach homers.
I wouldn't waste my time trying to figure them out...if we'd picked Beach, they would have complained about us not selecting "the higher rated, more well rounded Hodgson". Bunch of idiots.
But they have everything to do with the kind of game the guy plays. And that's doing stupid stuff on the ice, hurting the team, etc.
Were you the guy that was raving over how great Carcillo was near the end of the season?
I am with PecaFan on this one. The thought of one of our best players constantly getting 10-minute misconducts or suspended is annoying to me. Bertuzzi was bad enough but even at his worst he was nowhere even close to 225 Pimmers.
I'd glad we chose Hodgson over Beach. I think we should be happy he fell to us at ten, I thought he'd be picked before Bailey.
Beach could be a great player but I doubt it, I've watched him at Giants games and he wasn't a standout player. While Hodgson sounds like a workhorse, a leader, and a standout guy; who doesn't want that?