Cody Hodgson playing great for the Sabres. 24 points in 29 games while playing C getting first line minutes. Making Gillis look worse every day for making that move for Kassian. Makes me wonder if the Hawks were able to draft him instead of Beach. We'd have a second line centre with great offensive skill playing with Kane and Sharp right now. I know it's pie in the sky right now cuz were playing so well with what we have. The only knock on Hodgson is his D according to Nuck fans and that he was a distraction always whining for more ice time, but it would have been nice to see how it would have played out considering Beach will probably never see time with the big club.
I don't like players whining. But the fan base at that time wondered why Hodgson was int he doghouse. Then he gets traded and the GM flamed him a bit. He was perhaps mishandled by the organization as he was a good player there and now I'd getting even better. AV is not the genius he thinks he is.
That franchise got ran into the ground IMO. Signing bums like garrison, trading for a guy like kassian who looks like he MIGHT develop into a 3rd liner, trading for booth, and then pretending like edler was the next lidstrom. Not to mention the goalie debacle.
24. The toughest thing about watching Pavel Datsyuk toy with Edmonton and Vancouver is that we may be coming to the end of it. He has one more year under contract and there is a feeling he enjoyed playing in Russia so much he will go back for good afterwards. Talk about a casualty of the lockout.