rockalt wrote:Hey CrzyCanuck, did you used to post on the ESPN boards ages ago? Maybe it's just a common handle, but the name looks familiar.
No, sorry unfortunately I've never posted on the ESPN boards. I've always only posted on Central.
dbr wrote:Depends on the deal.
The window is open right now.. I for one wouldn't shed too many tears if this team was down one young center and up one Stanley Cup this time next year.
But if that deal doesn't come up, I'm happy to let Silent G spend a year in the AHL working on his skating.
Agreed. When we initially drafted Hodgson I had the belief that he would be one of the future core players, therefore immovable. But now I have changed my mind. Hodgson is certainly a movable asset and shall be moved if the right deal comes. However I don't think MG would pull the trigger just yet, since Hodgson is still young and has potential.
His notorious skating... well, like some posters here, I did notice a slight difference during this past playoffs. But this difference was not enough to increase my confidence in him. Although we should be careful here because skating can be trained. With hard training Hodgson's skating can be brought up to average or slightly better than average. Let's hope that he continues his training program with Roberts and really focus on this area next year in the AHL.