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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 the NHL trade deadline.
Hodgson was the selected 10th overall in the 2008 draft and is playing his first full NHL season. Kassian is a physical forward, whom the Sabres selected 13th overall in the 2009 draft.
In a separate deal, Buffalo traded center Paul Gaustad to Nashville for a first-round draft pick this year. The Predators also acquired Buffalo's fourth-round pick in next year's draft.
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Lost in the Cody Hodgson hoopla was the fact that the Canucks made another trade on trade deadline day, acquiring Sami Pahlsson for a pair of fourth round draft picks and Taylor Ellington. This was a much more predictable trade than the Hodgson trade (in fact, I named him as a possibility yesterday, Eklund’s got nothin’ on me).
The acquisition of Pahlsson is a good one, even...
The fans and media in Vancouver are still in shock from the trade deadline departure of young gun, Cody Hodgson, from the Vancouver Canucks. The deal happened so quickly and abruptly, that there are still more questions than answers as to what really went down in Van City in the days and weeks leading up to the trade.
The Sabres traded their promising eighteen-wheeler, Zack Kassian...
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...
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...
Hodgson was never the answer to our 3rd line center question but it still hurts to see him traded away.I've been waffling on whether I like or dislike this trade. Sometimes it's easy to feel one way or the other, but with this one I just don't know. Obviously during the past two seasons I've come to love the little Liev Schreiber look-alike. I've adopted his nickname...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...