“This is the first summer in three years when Cody has been healthy and able to train,” says his Edmonton-based agent, Ritch Winter. “He’s a little bit behind the curve with his play because he’s had these injury problems but his attitude is great, he’s probably as strong as he’s ever been in his life and he’s looking forward to this season.”
Hodgson has been training with former NHLer Gary Roberts, much the same as he did last year, and he’s also had something of a boost from former Conn Smythe trophy winner Claude Lemieux, who works with some of Winter’s clients on the mental side of the game.
So there you have it. When the Canucks need someone to deliver punishment to the opponent, we'll all be able to count on Silent G to hit the ice and run someone face-first into the boards.