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02-21-2011, 03:08 PM
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Hodgson is the answer as the fourth line centre plus given the opportunity, he can run the second unit power play which at times has looked useless.

Great news to have Hodgson back up with the big club.
He was on the second PP unit at today's practice.

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He was on the second PP unit at today's practice.
Makes the most sense; I figure he was probably centering Raymond and Torres or something similar.

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I think he's staying. If they weren't convinced Hodgson could contribue now, we'd be seeing one more audition for the lower lines before the deadline, probably Bill Sweatt. We might still be bringing somebody in, but my guess would be that it's a physical winger and Oreskovich, who's been OK but not a standout, will be headed back down.

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Kuzma is stupid.
Agreed

Having Hodgson as the 4th line center makes a lot of sense, having him center the 2nd PP unit is a nice option. The lack of a solid offensive center on the 2nd unit has been very apparent all season.

Gillis did say he wanted the 4th line to be a PK guy but the Canucks are pretty solid with Kesler and Malholtra centering the top 2 PK pairings and Glass has shown some faceoff skills if needed. Henrik is also an option.

The only showcase Hodgson is apart of is him showcasing to the Canucks for a 4th line role.

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tsk tsk tsk. Attack the post not the poster. You should know the rules.

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So I watched the post-practice presser for AV, and he gave the impression that Hodgson was being evaluated for the fourth line center position for the deadline.

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Hodgson is up because Tambellini has been underwhelming as of late (and by late I mean 2 months). Again plan A was to keep him down on the Moose, but if he improves the 4th line that's better for this hockey club. That's the only reason.

Cant predict that Tambellini was going to go so cold. 2 points and no goals since December 28th isn't going to cut it.

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I think he's staying. If they weren't convinced Hodgson could contribue now, we'd be seeing one more audition for the lower lines before the deadline, probably Bill Sweatt. We might still be bringing somebody in, but my guess would be that it's a physical winger and Oreskovich, who's been OK but not a standout, will be headed back down.
During the post practise press conference Vigneault mentioned Oreskovich has been playing well in his role.

If you go with Hod(g)son who is not all that speedy then Oreskovich may be the best fit. The fourth line is a work in progress as Vigneault noted today.

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LOL. and it 'wasn't a cap thing' before.

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LOL. and it 'wasn't a cap thing' before.
It was a "hockey decision"... of course these days you have to factor in the salary cap into hockey decisions.

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LOL. and it 'wasn't a cap thing' before.
It wasn't. They're evaluating our 4th line situation before the deadline. Tambellini isn't working out so they're deciding if they want to keep Hodgson up or trade for someone.

Is that too hard for people to understand?

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"We've got a few games before the trade deadline and another opportunity for him (Hod(g)son) to get some experience to see where he is." ~ Vigneault

So it looks like a three game audition to see if he can nail down the fourth line centre spot.

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Why hopefully? Oreskovich has looked useless out there. No idea why his audition has lasted as long as it has.
No he hasn't. Oreskovich looks like a pretty good player. He can actually stickhandle and carry the puck like it isn't a hand grenade. And he can make a pass.

Of course around here, it will take about 5 other people singing his praises before the whole board thinks he's "dynamite".

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If Hodgson is going to be our 4th line center going into the playoffs, than coach AV and MG really look stupid.

This problem could have been solved since day 1 of training camp signing Brendan Morrison. Morrison playing on the 4th line brings face-off ability, PK ability, speed, experience, leadership, and can fill on the top 3 lines in case of an injury. He could have also centered our 2nd unit PP. For only $725K and no assets required to boot!

What a bonehead decision. So much for wanting a "tough" 4th line and going with the scrub Bolduc that worked so well . Not only would Morrison fit admirably, but would let Hodgson develop in Manitoba playing 18+ minutes a game.

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The poster that was directed at seems to have no problem spelling Oreskovich. Or Glass or Bieksa or anyone else. At least he can get through a post about Cody without bringing up that "rift" garbage now, I guess that's progress.
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If Hodgson is going to be our 4th line center going into the playoffs, than coach AV and MG really look stupid.

This problem could have been solved since day 1 of training camp signing Brendan Morrison. Morrison playing on the 4th line brings face-off ability, PK ability, speed, experience, leadership, and can fill on the top 3 lines in case of an injury. He could have also centered our 2nd unit PP. For only $725K and no assets required to boot!

What a bonehead decision. So much for wanting a "tough" 4th line and going with the scrub Bolduc that worked so well . Not only would Morrison fit admirably, but would let Hodgson develop in Manitoba playing 18+ minutes a game.
Totally! And then we wouldn't be in last place like we are now....oh wait..what?

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If Hodgson is going to be our 4th line center going into the playoffs, than coach AV and MG really look stupid.

This problem could have been solved since day 1 of training camp signing Brendan Morrison. Morrison playing on the 4th line brings face-off ability, PK ability, speed, experience, leadership, and can fill on the top 3 lines in case of an injury. He could have also centered our 2nd unit PP. For only $725K and no assets required to boot!

What a bonehead decision. So much for wanting a "tough" 4th line and going with the scrub Bolduc that worked so well . Not only would Morrison fit admirably, but would let Hodgson develop in Manitoba playing 18+ minutes a game.
The only thing Morrison will do is to help Calgary miss the lottery pick this year, i am more than happy to see that happen.

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Totally! And then we wouldn't be in last place like we are now....oh wait..what?

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To be fair, I also wish we kept Morrisson...we'd be firster!

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To be fair, I also wish we kept Morrisson...we'd be firster!
I think you mean "more firster".

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If we had Morrisson, we wouldn't have had so many injuries on defence.

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If Hodgson is going to be our 4th line center going into the playoffs, than coach AV and MG really look stupid.

This problem could have been solved since day 1 of training camp signing Brendan Morrison. Morrison playing on the 4th line brings face-off ability, PK ability, speed, experience, leadership, and can fill on the top 3 lines in case of an injury. He could have also centered our 2nd unit PP. For only $725K and no assets required to boot!

What a bonehead decision. So much for wanting a "tough" 4th line and going with the scrub Bolduc that worked so well . Not only would Morrison fit admirably, but would let Hodgson develop in Manitoba playing 18+ minutes a game.

How does signing Morrison make our 4th line tougher? And Brendan is not all that great at face offs. Pretty average if I remember correct. This team is also chalk full of quality PKers so I don't think he would have helped in that regard either. We also have the #1 PP so again... What upgrade?

The only current Canuck I would take Morrison over is Tambellini. Hardly qualifies as a bonehead decision. And who knows whats demands Brendan had as far as playing time and such.

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Dunno if this has been posted....

Vigneault not happy with fourth line

Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault hinted strongly that Cody Hodgson’s performance over the next three games will go a long way towards determining what the NHL team does at the trade deadline.

Vigneault said the team “still hasn’t found the elements we’re comfortable with” on the fourth line and hasn’t “made up our mind yet” on whether Hodgson is the answer as the No. 4 centreman. He said the 21-year-old was recalled from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose Monday because he is a natural centre, and hinted that Hodgson’s inclusion on the playoff roster could depend on his performance in games against Montreal (Tuesday), St. Louis (Thursday) and Boston (Saturday).

More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1915157/

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Dunno if this has been posted....

Vigneault not happy with fourth line

Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault hinted strongly that Cody Hodgson’s performance over the next three games will go a long way towards determining what the NHL team does at the trade deadline.

Vigneault said the team “still hasn’t found the elements we’re comfortable with” on the fourth line and hasn’t “made up our mind yet” on whether Hodgson is the answer as the No. 4 centreman. He said the 21-year-old was recalled from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose Monday because he is a natural centre, and hinted that Hodgson’s inclusion on the playoff roster could depend on his performance in games against Montreal (Tuesday), St. Louis (Thursday) and Boston (Saturday).

More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1915157/
Coach V was probably trying to contain his laughter while watching Burrows try to control the puck on the half boards on the PP. It shouldn't shock anyone to see Hodgson replace Burr on the PP.

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just to see how well he handles the 4thc role during the three games here at home. if he falters, than gillis will trade for one.

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