tantalum wrote:DO the canucks lose something on the third line? Perhaps they lose some offense, though as much as I like Cody to me it looked like he was beginning to a wall. COuld he step it up down the stretch and in the playoffs? Perhaps but also a possibility he struggles a lot. No idea really, but I don't think he was going to be the saviour of the team in the playoffs.
I think Cody would have been relegated to 4th line spot duty once the games that count began.
I really like Hodgson and think he's going to be a good player in this league for years, but you have to give to get. There is certainly no guarantee that Hodgson will become a first line centre on a contending team, and his size and physicaly certainly leave something to be desired.
Outside of Tanev, we don't have a young defenseman who looks like a lock to be a top four defenseman, and Kassian will provide something immediately that we have not had for years. You guys are convincing me that this is a good trade. I don't think there is a clear winner, but both teams have addressed some needs.
With Bitz, Kassian and even Weise, this team is bigger and tougher than last year's edition of the Canucks. I like this.