Found February 28, 2012 on
Rob The Hockey Guy:
Mike Gillis sent shockwaves through Canuck nation on trade deadline day. In the biggest deal of the day, Gillis sent Cody Hodgson and Alex Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. I think like a lot of people, I was immediately confused by this trade. So I sat down, weighed the pros and cons, looked at it from all angles and I still don’t like it.
Lets take a look at what the Canucks are getting:
Kassian is the key to the deal for the Canucks. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft and starred in the 2011 World Junior Championships for Canada. At 6’3″, 214 lbs, he’s a big power forward and projects to be exactly what the Canucks need. He’s mean and nasty and can score. He had 77 points in 56 games in junior last year and has put up very good numbers in the AHL (26 points in 30 games) as a rookie. He has only played in 27 NHL games with the Sabres this year, notching 7 points while averaging about 12 minutes of ice time per game.
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Kassian/Hodgson Trade Reaction
At about 1pm this afternoon, much like the vast majority of Canucks Nation, following the Cody Hodgson trade I was about ready to take one big step off the top ledge of the highest and handiest, nearby building.
However, it was a little crowded up there.
So then I thought, heck I have some time to wait here while the other jumpers paraded by, why not...
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Today on NHL Trade Deadline day the Vancouver Canucks have made their second move of the day. It’s a blockbuster folks.
They’ve acquired Zach Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer.
Earlier today in trade #1 the Canucks acquired Sami Pahlsson for a couple fourth round draft picks.
This is a stunner folks.
Kassian is a big winger but...
Big news here. Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani have been traded to Vancouver. The Buffalo Sabres get Cody Hodgson and Alex Sultzer in return.
Ray Shero will speak at 4:15 about the Pens situation.
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired rookie center Cody Hodgson in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for rookie forward Zack Kassian.
As part of the deal, the teams also traded defenseman with Buffalo sending Marc-Andre Gragnani to Vancouver in exchange for Alexander Sulzer.
The deal was announced by Sabres general manager Darcy Regier on Monday, and reached shortly before...
It was half hour after the trade deadline had officially passed, and there were rumblings of a big deal with Vancouver Canucks, however no one expected that the other team in that deal would be the Buffalo Sabres – but that’s exactly what it was. The Sabres have dealt Zack Kassian and Marc-Ande Gragnani for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer. This trade coming in addition to...
In perhaps the most surprising deal on trade deadline day, the Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Zack Kassian from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for rookie forward Cody Hodgson.
The two teams also swapped blueliners, with Marc-Andre Gragnani heading to Vancouver and Alexander Sulzer going to Buffalo.
The 6-3, 214-pound...
Yes, I panicked yesterday with trying to get Q&A's out to Vancouver writers. I emailed everyone who was a mothercanucker! So, I got two questionnaires back about Cody Hodgson. You saw yesterday's version and now you get another one from the good folks over at our sister's website for bloguin, the Benched Whale. It is the same questions I asked yesterday about Cody...
By Adam Graham (@adam_graham)
On the most overhyped day of the year in the NHL, there were very few deals that raised even fewer eyebrows, except for in Vancouver.
This is the home to the one and only deadline deal that shocked the hockey world in 2012. The Vancouver Canucks dealt their prized rookie Cody Hodgson and defenseman Alexander Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres for a tough...
When describing Zack Kassian I have read a lot of articles on him being Milan Lucic-like, huge or nasty. But sometimes to get to know what kind of player you are getting it's best to ask the people that knew him best, the bloggers of his former team. I've enlisted the help of Joey Pinzone from Buffalo Wins for his thoughts on Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani1. Describe...