Tagged: Cody Hodgson

The Gamble 5

The Gamble

I’m writing this post more than a few hours after the Canucks traded Cody Hodgson and Alex Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres; in return, they receive forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. First, the good. Zack Kassian is a big player. At 6’4″ and 225 lbs., he’s bigger than every other Canucks forward except for Byron Bitz. And he hits. And he fights. And he has decent hands. In other words, Kassian’s a young, power forward in the making – a type of player the Canucks don’t have in the organization. However, with just 7 points in 27 games...

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The morning after the Hodgson trade 5

The morning after the Hodgson trade

The Vancouver Canucks’ trade that saw Cody Hodgson and Alex Sulzer shipped to Buffalo for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani is the biggest trade since Roberto Luongo came to town in 2006. No trade since that time could have bigger long-term ramifications for this franchise. The Canucks may have easily just traded a future captain and point per game player in Hodgson. The Sabres may have just moved the second coming of Milan Lucic in Kassian. No one knows. We’ll have to re-visit this trade in three to five years time. But what we do know is that the decision...

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Shooting from the Hip with @SpencerDubas: Canucks Trade Cody and Creating Canucks Cubes 2

Shooting from the Hip with @SpencerDubas: Canucks Trade Cody and Creating Canucks Cubes

[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan. If you're interested in being featured in "Shooting from the Hip", send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] Spencer (@SpencerDubas) was born and raised in Surrey, BC (insert jokes here) into a family where Canucks fever was already rampant. Only 3 years old at the time of the 1994 Cup run, he still has his Bure jersey proudly sitting in his room. Though being a fan all his life, his true hockey fan craze didn’t come out until a certain few players: Naslund,...

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Hodgson, Sulzer Traded for Kassian, Gragnani 97

Hodgson, Sulzer Traded for Kassian, Gragnani

The Vancouver Canucks have traded centre Cody Hodgson and defenseman Alexander Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres for right-winger Zack Kassian and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. Alright, so let the depression soak in. In 3… 2… 1… What the Canucks traded: There’s no questioning who the better player was in this deal, and that was Cody Hodgson. At every level of hockey he’s played at, Hodgson has enjoyed success. When he was drafted 10th overall in 2008, TSN’s Bob McKenzie had nothing but terrific things to say about Hodgson. The Canucks were, at the time, getting the heir apparent to a retiring...

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Shooting from the Hip with @PabloP74: Fantasizing about Weber and Cody’s Calder Chances 0

Shooting from the Hip with @PabloP74: Fantasizing about Weber and Cody’s Calder Chances

[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan. If you're interested in being featured in "Shooting from the Hip", send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] Paul (@PabloP74) was born in New Westminster, BC. He attended New Westminster Secondary School (Class of 1992) and took one year of post secondary at University College of the Cariboo, which is now known as Thompson River University in Kamloops. He then lived in Kamloops for three years and became a faithful follower of the Memorial Cup Champion Kamloops Blazers. He currently works in Public...

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Quickies: Hank’s Injury and its Trickle-Down Effects 1

Quickies: Hank’s Injury and its Trickle-Down Effects

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Because I sometimes like to overthink things, here are some quick thoughts this morning: Those advocating for Cody Hodgson to get more ice-time may get their wish. Unfortunately, it may well be at the expense of Henrik Sedin and his 552 consecutive games played iron man streak. After getting in front of a Kevin Klein shot during the Canucks’ 4-3 win over the Predators on Tuesday night, Hank missed practice yesterday and was seen limping around in a walking boot. For now, the team has listed him as day-to-day, but the Canucks should know more about the...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Forward Depth, Shootout Prowess and More Tim Thomas 0

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Forward Depth, Shootout Prowess and More Tim Thomas

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall's "Things That Make You Go Hmmm…", Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm… You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay's Canucks Commentary.] Heading into tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild, the Vancouver Canucks have gone to extra-time in their last 5 games (winning 4 of them) and in 8 of their last 10 (7-1-2 record).  Through it all, they’ve amassed 16 out of a possible 20 points, making them the hottest team in the Western Conference despite winning just one game in regulation over that span. ...

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Shooting from the Hip with @jBowmancouver:  Calder Chances, Moving Cory and Second Period Struggles 0

Shooting from the Hip with @jBowmancouver: Calder Chances, Moving Cory and Second Period Struggles

[Every week, Clayton Imoo sits down and talks hockey with a CHB follower and fellow fan.  If you're interested in being featured in "Shooting from the Hip", send us a tweet at @canuckshockey or @CanuckClay.] j.Bowman (@jbowmancouver)  currently makes up 1/4 of The Province Sports Canucks blogging team: The Legion of Blog. A lifelong fan of cinema and Canucks hockey, “jBow” credits two events from his childhood as shaping his future: Seeing “Jurassic Park” on the big screen at 7 years old in 1993 and watching the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup run in 1994. After graduating high school with a...

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