Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/20/14
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Gettin it off my chest!

This week, things about the Canucks that drive me crazy.

Trading Hodgson

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 and probably would have signed a cheap deal in a year or so (maybe 5 years 15 million?) and eventually become a first line player.

That trade was BULL@#$! It does not make any sense for a contender to make a trade where we somehow DON’T get the best player in the deal. Idiotic.

People who think the Cody Hodgson trade was bad

IDIOTS! The trade was brilliant! Gillis took a gamble, but the payoff can (and should) be very high. Zack Kassian is younger than Hodgson, and he fills a specific hole that the Canucks needed filled.

Do you think that Kassian would hesitate to shattered Marchand’s skull if Boston and Vancouver meet again? Do you think he’ll shy away from physical play?

He’s the missing piece!

Plus, Hodgson didn’t fit as well on that third line, Sami Pahlsson will make it more of a checking line and will give the Canucks the same effective balance they had last season.

This was a great trade!

Did you know Kassian is younger than Hodgson?

Actually, you know what I really hate??

NOT KNOWING WHAT THE @#$! TO THINK

That’s what I hate the most. I’ve gone back and forth on this trade roughly 200 times in the past two days. I hated it, than I liked it, than I was unsure.

Now I’m still unsure. I don’t like not being sure about thing. You know how I deal with uncertainty? Alcohol. Lots and lots of it.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but this started on a Monday. I’m shocked my editor is still employing me.

I don’t know how this trade will turn out, all I know is that I will develop a really strong opinion about it during the playoffs, and that opinion will swing rapidly on a game to game basis.

Losing to Phoenix

Oh hey, this makes me happier, because I KNOW WHAT TO THINK ABOUT THIS!

Except I know that when I think about that game, my heart starts beating in my eyeball. Disgusting. What a terrible display.

A complete lack of focus, and a total lack of discipline. When you have an inferior team, you bury them. You just do. There are no exceptions.

There are no mother@#^ing “off nights.” There are no shootout excuses. You just win.

What’s that you say? Phoenix is actually a good team this year? No they aren’t!

Their division sucks. They aren’t a good team.

Stop saying it, stop thinking it, and if you can’t do those things, stop watching hockey.

Immediately.

Meanwhile, I’m going back to my fridge for a beer.

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