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01-23-2013, 11:56 PM
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Kassian/Hodgson trade (Early Revisit)

Could this be one of those "WIN" "WIN" Star prospect trades, that are so rare these days?.

Both players have been absolutely beast for their teams, what do you guys think?

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If Kassian can keep this up, yes I would agree it is a win win for both teams...right now it still favors the Sabres though....we shall see what happens in the long term...

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I say yes. Kassian was a beast tonight from what I saw. If he can keep that up the Canucks got a great player.

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01-24-2013, 12:01 AM
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Hodgson wanted out. He was getting traded regardless.

Seems like we got a good player in return, and he's younger too.

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You should include Grags and Sulzer in the trade too.

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01-24-2013, 12:02 AM
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The two centerpieces look great, and Sulzer has been an unexpectedly good throw-in for the Sabres. He's done a really solid job since they plugged him into their lineup late last season, and seems to have nice chemistry with Ehrhoff.

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Looks to be the case. Kassian has been fantastic and Hodgson looks the same for Buffalo.

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Nucks are certainly enjoying Kassian, but with Kesler out you think they are missing Hodgson a bit no?

Certainly win/win though right now, and probably in the future. Great hockey trade.

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01-24-2013, 12:10 AM
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With Sulzer it's not like he all of a sudden found his game in Buffalo, he was always a solid depth defenseman. Gragnani is clearly a gamble and although Sulzer is obviously better we weren't going to get much value back.

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Yes.
Canucks had lots of skill but needed a physical guy in their top 6.
Sabres had Foligno but needed an offensive center.
Kassian is well on his way to becoming a fan favourite in Vancouver.

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01-24-2013, 12:14 AM
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He has a uncanny play-style to bertuzzi. It's early but from his looks, his soft hands, his aggressive style, and his presence, it's crazy.

He is only 21 YEARS OLD

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You should include Grags and Sulzer in the trade too.
nah i'm just gonna ignore that part. I really hope both excel.

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01-24-2013, 12:29 AM
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Kassian is a beast. He does things is no way Hodgson could ever do. Hit. Fight. Kassian scoring at the same rate as Hodgson is just the icing on the cake. Kassian is obviously bigger and faster and younger than Hodgson.

And his dad never gets mad when Zack doesnt get his exact quota of ice time. This is always an added bonus.

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And for the record, I wish nothing but the best for Hodgson in Buffalo. He could just as easily develop into a star in his own right as Kassian, and I have no hard feelings towards him at all.

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You should include Grags and Sulzer in the trade too.
It was technically 2 separate trades if I remember correctly...

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had the pleasure of watching kassian play plenty of games in rochester and buffalo in person...if he can somehow keep it up over the course of 82 games hes something special...in my opinion what I saw was a poor attitude...a quitter...a drama queen and a serious talent both with and without his mitts on.

that being said Hodgson is the safer bet year in and out. But Kassian will be the 'sexier' option due to his grittiness.

given the softness of Van they got what they needed given the lack of center depth buffalo had they got what they needed.

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had the pleasure of watching kassian play plenty of games in rochester and buffalo in person...if he can somehow keep it up over the course of 82 games hes something special...in my opinion what I saw was a poor attitude...a quitter...a drama queen and a serious talent both with and without his mitts on.

that being said Hodgson is the safer bet year in and out. But Kassian will be the 'sexier' option due to his grittiness.

given the softness of Van they got what they needed given the lack of center depth buffalo had they got what they needed.

I think he addressed this in the offseason a lot.

Apparently hes down around 215 from 230+ lbs. His conditioning was suspect, and I think he knew there was a good chance of him having a significant role in Van this season.

Seems a lot more mature.

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I think he addressed this in the offseason a lot.

Apparently hes down around 215 from 230+ lbs. His conditioning was suspect, and I think he knew there was a good chance of him having a significant role in Van this season.

Seems a lot more mature.
I havent followed him since he left to be honest so I wont make any attempt to comment on that. When he was in Rochester(and I go to every game) he went as far as to give the puck away, quit on his shift and take himself to the bench allowing a goal to be scored...he was an easy to love fan-fav at first due to his tough style and ability to score here and there...but after his demotion from buffalo back to Rochester he was a shell of himself his attitude was clearly suspect on the ice, he wasnt trying to be blunt.

Honestly the missing piece to this puzzle that the OP is trying to put together is Marcus Foligno because if it werent for his emergence Buffalo never trades kassian...Foligno out-worked Kassian and the brass saw something in him they didnt in Kass.

On a seperate note if you asked me Foligno or Kassian Id take Foligno everytime and that doesnt include the fact buffalo made out gettin Hodgson and Sulzer...

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The forgotten guy in this trade is Sulzer. He's been really really good. Him and Ehrhoff have been our best defense pairing since they've been together, from the end of last season through the first two games.

I have no ill will for Kassian, I watch almost every 'Nucks games (they are my second favorite team) and hope he turns out to be the player everybody knows he is capable of. He certainly is being given every chance to succeed playing with the Seinds.

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Was a fair trade, both teams swapped top prospects while addressing major needs. As a Sabre fan I miss BZK but am extremely happy to have CoHo in his place. I'm sure most Canucks fans feel the same way about Zack. Having Marcus Foligno lessened the blow of losing him and Van having Sedin and Kessler locked in as their top 2 centers made Cody expendable.

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I'm still pissed Gillis made the trade at that point in the year. It would have been fine in the offseason, but it crippled our secdondary scoring for the year.

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I'm still pissed Gillis made the trade at that point in the year. It would have been fine in the offseason, but it crippled our secdondary scoring for the year.
I think you can blame Hodgson's dad for that one.

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