Fred wrote: It's one thing to say "well he's not a great skater but he can split a defense open with a smart play" I just don't see any of the "but he can ............" where is it
BOS wrote:If a great deal comes, then yes, you move him to improve the team. But if anyone is suggesting he should be shopped right now, give your head a shake.
coco_canuck wrote:Cody may still be considered the team's top prospect by other GM's, and he's the best bet we have to improve the team without losing a core player.
It's not like anyone will just come knocking on Gillis' door and saying, I'll give you X solid player for Hodgson. Gillis has to gauge his value around the league and come up with a packages that are appealing to other GM's.
Fred wrote:It's one thing to say "well he's not a great skater but he can split a defense open with a smart play" I just don't see any of the "but he can ............" where is it
woodhog wrote:Have you forgotten about Schneider? He's proven that he can play at a high level in the NHL (at least as a back-up).
I'd say, at this point, he's our top prospect and our best trade bait. Cody's proved nothing, at the NHL level, so far.
Fred wrote:It's clear Hodgson has no allie in AV. It's up to you Cody maybe the time for a trade is already passed ?
Strangelove wrote:I agree with Kirk that Cody needs a full season in the AHL at this point. He's simply not ready for the NHL yet.
I see him developing into a solid NHL #2 playmaking centre eventually.
coco_canuck wrote:Fred wrote:It's clear Hodgson has no allie in AV. It's up to you Cody maybe the time for a trade is already passed ?
I'm not sure if AV is anti-Cody. AV has made young players earn their way into bigger roles before. Burrows, Hansen, Raymond, Edler, and even Kesler.
If Cody plays well enough to earn a spot, he'll get it IMO.
As far as his trade value is concerned, you could well be right, his value could be limited to other picks and prospects. If that's the case, then there's no sense trading him now. Those types of deals make sense at the draft and if the team is convinced he's not going to be a player here.
We don't know what his value is around the league and what options Gillis has, but if he can be packaged for a difference maker, then you do it.
Arachnid wrote:Could we have done any worse with Cody in the line up in Game 7?
ClamRussel wrote:One thing that should be pointed out about the Sedins is yes they did ok as rookies for sure but keep in mind they were handed their icetime on a silver platter. They did not earn it. This is especially true in their sophomore season. The bottom line is they were given a chance, given HEAPS of icetime including 2nd unit PP right from the get-go...and were allowed to make mistakes & play through them w/o fear of being scratched every other game and after a single mistake. In the end patience paid off and there was a very strong return. HUGE difference between how Hodgson has been handled so far. Hopefully that will change and he'll be given an opportunity however I somehow doubt it from what AV has shown thus far.
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