Southern_Canuck wrote:Nah - if you watch AVs interviews on CanucksTV he is very supportive of prospects in general - I don't believe for a second that he has it in for Hodgson. Instead, I think he looks for hard workers that want to learn and do what it takes. If you're not that kind of guy, then AV doesn't want you. With the hustle and try that Hodgson showed in the first game, I think he'll be in good with AV.
Don't forget that Hodgson got 6 or 7 pre-season games last year, and was kept by AV until the bitter end, lining up with NHL wingers... he just wasn't healthy enough to stick. Different ballgame this year.
coco_canuck wrote:Cody was put in a tough situation on the road, but had an opportunity to be the best forward in the group with a chance to display some leadership. He was given the most PK ice-time of any forward and according to Bowness' comments to the media, he was used in a number of different situations. To me it seems the Canucks are testing his defensive game and play away from the puck instead of coaxing his offensive game. It's clear where they think he needs to improve and are putting him in situations to show he can perform in that area.