Tagged: Cody Hodgson

Two-Line Pass: Can Cody Keep It Up? 0

Two-Line Pass: Can Cody Keep It Up?

To: Richard Loat From: Christopher Golden Date: Oct 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM Hey Richard, So how about that Hodgson kid? I know he hasn’t always been a favourite of yours, yet I’m sure you’d even have to admit that he’s begun to look a little better than seasons past. Cody’s been averaging a solid 20 shifts per game during this short span, which translates into approximately 14 – 15mins a game – of that just over two minutes a game on the power play. And with Ryan Kesler coming back into the fray against the Rangers, we’re seeing Hodgson...

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Chris Higgins: Also a big key to the second line 0

Chris Higgins: Also a big key to the second line

Lost in all the hullabaloo about a belly-flopping goalie and a supposed “slow” start in the early season is the strong play of Chris Higgins, who will be the other person to complete the second line with Cody Hodgson and Ryan Kesler when the latter returns to the Canucks lineup tomorrow night. Yes, Kesler is the guy who stirs the drink. You don’t score 40 goals and become one of the best two-way players in the game without being the go-to guy on a line. But while Kesler may be the present and Hodgson the future, Higgins isn’t about to...

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Canucks Review and Preview: October 16 to October 23 0

Canucks Review and Preview: October 16 to October 23

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] Canucks Record 5 GP, 2-2-1, 5 point (3nd in Northwest Division, 9th in Western Conference) The Canucks are back home for the week and are looking for their first win in front of the home crowd. Who’s Hot In last week’s post I pointed out that Cody Hodgson has been given his best opportunity to show himself as a proven NHL player. Messaged received! Cody has undoubtedly been one of the best Canucks players on the ice...

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Canucks Review and Preview: October 9 to October 15, 2011 0

Canucks Review and Preview: October 9 to October 15, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing).] Canucks Record 1 GP, 0-0-1, 1 point (2nd in Northwest Division, 9th in Western Conference) After a slow start against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Canucks showed heart coming back from a 3-1 deficit to later lose in the shootout. There were a lot of positives to take out of the first game of the season, including solid outings by Keith Ballard and Chris Higgins. The Canucks head out on the road for the next week which is...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The Home Opener Edition 3

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The Home Opener Edition

[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.] The Vancouver Canucks took their first steps on the long road back to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-3 shoot-out loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena on Thursday night.  I was in the arena for the home opener and I noticed a few Things That Make You Go Hmmm… The sluggish crowd.  Just like the team, the crowd seemed very tentative...

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