Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/29/12
Swapped Life of Zack & Cody I can guarantee you that interest in a Phoenix road game has never been higher than it was Tuesday. It wasn’t the dazzling charms of Dave Tippett’s exciting brand of up-tempo defensive sludge, but rather the circumstances under which, in some circles at least, some combination of regicide and infanticide not seen since the Shakespearian days had befallen the young heir to the throne, Cody Hodgson, by the evil witch Mike Gillis. In his place was some kind of giant moronic henchman sent to do the witch’s bidding, ostensibly to ruin the Canucks season. Cory Schneider, the  constant subject of trade rumours for years and years, somehow outlasted the prospect that all but had his number retired. (Side note: What does it mean that someone taped a C to Hodgson’s practice jersey on Monday? Was it an unfortunate coincidence, Mike Gillis’ cryptic horsehead message, or a tribute by the Bieksa-led team of elder animals who may have had some inside knowledge?) We...
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