Something to Prove

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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3 Responses

  1. Hello! says:

    Nice article JJ. I am still fully confident that Hodgson will turn out the player that we all expected before he suffered his injury. His skill is there, no one can take that away from him. We saw that when he was healthy for those games last year. Frankly, I’m tired of all the people (who have no idea what they’re talking about) saying he is a bust or that his career is over. Personally, I don’t even read anything our media writes about him because it’s all the same things spun a different way.

    I definitely agree that this is a HUGE year for him though. A strong year and all this drama and prima donna talk will be a distant memory. The biggest issue is the cloud of secrecy on the situation, if Gillis and/or Hodgson just came out and give a straight up update then we’d know for sure and all this speculation could end. Unfortunately, that’s all we can do is speculate. I just hope he shows up Friday, destroys the physical test, and goes on to become the player he should be.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It just takes time for the two sides to repair their relationship given what happened last season. Hodgson suffered his back injury training with Dave Gagner and was the Canucks medical staff cleared him to play in the preseason, and Hodgson probably hid his discomfort in the beginning until it became clear that the injury was only getting worse. Furthermore, the coaching staff made public comments about him using injury as an excuse for the disappointing performance. I think it’s understandable that Hodgson would want to handle his own training in the summer and at least he’s in good hands with Gary Roberts. The Canucks organization also is going to be extra cautious with Hodgson’s health given what has transpired and will likely err on the side of caution. Hodgson and the Canucks both can’t afford another major injury at this point.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sorry double post

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