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With the post-trade posturing by teams, general managers and fans to promote the view that this is a trade that helps both teams, often thats far from the case, and considering the wealth of draft picks and prospects exchanged at the deadline, its not always clear which team emerges as the victor in the long run.
While we promoted Vancouvers and Nashvilles roster upgrades as strong steps towards filling holes in their depth, dont overlook the roster solidification undertaken by the Buffalo Sabres, who likely came away with the best overall player exchanged on deadline day in center Cody Hodgson while also prying away the Predators first round pick in the trade that sent sizeable forward Paul Gaustad to Nashville.
Hodgson made his debut in a 2-0 win at Anaheim on Wednesday, finishing with a plus-1 rating and taking four shots on net. Flanked on opposite sides by Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, Hodgson looked perfectly comfortable in immediate action, considering he hadnt as much as ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The NHL’s annual trade deadline came and went on Monday, February 27th, and for the most part, things were pretty quiet. That was until about 12:15 PM PST, 15 minutes past the “official” deadline, when TSN’s Bob McKenzie announced on national television that young power forward Zack Kassian had been told he had been traded to the Vancouver Canucks...
Gettin it off my chest!
This week, things about the Canucks that drive me crazy.
WHAT THE @#$@ Where did this trade come from? Cody Hodgson is young, he’s cheap, he’s playing out of position and he’s STILL one of the best third line players in the NHL.
He’s probably the most natural goal scorer the Canucks have had since Bertuzzi, and he LOVED Vancouver...
“Cody was something special…”
The conversation has been divided; as it usually is about anything in Canucks Nation.
Resistance is Futile, so why do I resist?
Would you cheer if Cody Hodgson scored Saturday night? The guys on TEAM1040 kicked it around this morning with Jason Botchford saying you aren’t a true fan if you cheer for a Hodgson goal.
I have nothing against Jason...
Canucks host Sabres Saturday Night
The Vancouver Canucks will welcome Cody Hodgson back to Vancouver on Saturday night – this time in an enemy uniform. One of the more curious trade deadline moves will get a chance to prove its worth when Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer attempt to make the Canuck rue the day that the Canucks moved them to Buffalo for Zach Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani...
I Got The Blues
Oh thank god this game didn’t go to overtime.
The St Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks locked horns in a must-see Thursday game if you had to get up really early Friday morning and were having trouble falling asleep so early in the evening.
The game was less of a playoff preview and more of a playoff warning that if you thought a series against Nashville was boring...
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...
It’s another edition of Musings on a game day. How convenient. It’s also the first since the deadline came and went and the deadline day inactivity was a blessing or curse; depending on your point of view of course.
The biggest winner of the deadline day for me: Buffalo. I think Cody Hodgson should be a quality center for a long time to come and any team that can get a 1st AND...