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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

It sucks that Kassian had to come in lieu of CoHo being traded away, but I'll welcome him with open arms much like I've welcomed every player that's worn this jersey (with the exception of Mark Messier). To be realistic, this trade will benefit Cody in a lot of ways, as everyone and their dog knew Cody would never get a shot at top 6 minutes unless a long term injury, trade or retirement happened to Henrik or Kesler. He'll get his chance now on Buffalo, and I wish him the best of luck.

Hopefully Kassian can fine tune his game to be a good power forward and give the Canucks that grit they want for another long playoff run.
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Amazingly on his first shift Kassian would have had a breakaway if Kesler knew how to pass. And he still got switched with Weiss. And note it is "Weiss" not "Wise".


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

I hope Kassian can fill Cody's shoes and I like the defencemen we got, will they be in tomorrows game? And what lines will they play on?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

All I can think of are past Vancouver first rounder draft picks that could play that we traded for dreck: Neely, Daley, Vaive, Derlago - this just does not feel good. Cody was money in the bank, now we have two pigs in a poke.

Kassian better be good, and he better be good in a hurry - with what we had, I saw a Stanley Cup contender, now I just see a great big question mark.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

I swear ive had 11 emotional breakdowns because of this trade.. the day will come when we will HIGHLY regret letting cody go, I still am in denial and i don't know what to say except as of now I highly dislike MG for making this trade.

I know theres like a 0.01% chance but im just praying somehow someday in the future cody returns, and become our future captan like he was supposed to be.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

I HATE this deal
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

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at first my heart sunk , but ive done my homework and im more ready for the playoffs then ever

we got one hell of a team people
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

CoHo gave us something we already had in abundance: offence. Kassian gives us something we were sorely lacking: grit. I think the latter will serve us better in the playoffs, but only time will tell.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

If this brings up the Cup, then so be it.. even at the expense of Hodgson.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

Patrick White, Michael Grabner, Cody Hodgson….

Who do you guys think Jordan Schroeder will get traded to next year?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

This trade needed a mid-round pick coming our way.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

Come on guys lighten up. This is going to put us over the top. The toughness we added was way more important then CoHo. He had no future here, was never gonna be better then kesler and henrik. Gragnani can't be overlooked either. He is going to be great. I don't love the deal, but i like the deal. Excited to see what Kassian can bring the next few years. May be a cross between Bertuzzi and Lucic.

wow wow wow wow
he is going to have a future whereever he goes no matter who hes playing behind

and your right gragnani is a peice of this deal that is being overlooked drastically
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:47 PM

We may have just picked up a young Gary Roberts/Brenden Shanahan with 12 good years at least in him. I'll hold opinions till I see where this goes.

Though I admit I had to remind myself alot today that MG knows more about hockey then I do.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Gillis what were you thinking
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Good deal

Dont think Kassian is going to make as much of a difference as Cody would have, come playoffs.. that said, I think Pahlsson is more valuable (as a rental for this years playoffs) then Cody.

Long term? It's all guess work,. lots of people have lots of opinions-- BS if you think you arent guessing though.

Edited by Tvinz, 27 February 2012 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

Okay I get it, Cody is going to be a really good player in the league. But comparing this situation to Pittsburgh is silly. Jordan Staal is perfectly suited to that third line- more physical, and can put up points. Pens had the the luxury of keeping Staal because his play is far more suited to third line duties than Hodgson ever will be. People have got to stop looking at this trade with starry eyes of a teenage girl looking at some teenage heartthrob. As has been said over and over already Cody was a redundant player on this Canucks team. Look at this trade objectively and not emotionally and it becomes a trade that has to be done. You have to give a little to get a little. Everyone was complaining that we didn't have enough depth on D, and we were not tough enough for a long playoff push. We got both, and now we have the pieces to put a bottom six together that actually belongs on the bottom six. What people seem to be missing here is now with Pahlsson, he is that shutdown 3rd centre that will free up Kesler and Henrik to play more often against the weaker lines.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

wow wow wow wow
he is going to have a future whereever he goes no matter who hes playing behind

and your right gragnani is a peice of this deal that is being overlooked drastically


Gragnani is the reason this deal was done now and not at the draft, in my opinion. This is as much (or MORE) a deal for two years from now as it is for right now.

Many have said already, it's likely he'll play with Kesler and Booth, and I agree, but who's going to pass? I sure hope he can pass, because 3 shooters? I'm just not sure, I feel that Hodgson could have been that set-up man and adapted to the wing, but the grit makes more sense.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

A stupid trade that will come back to bite us. I mean if it were a two for one deal, where we received both players only for Cody then that would make the sting a little less painful but we gave up Sulzer as well. Mike Gillis and the management team are morons...just absolute morons. Cody 's cap hit was nothing compared to some players who have not been producing as much as he has: Raymond anyone?

Unless Cody specifically asked for a trade because he wasn't happy with being a 3rd line centre then that's a stupid trade. and classless on Gillis' part for not telling Cody first over the phone. Absolutely classless.

Just the worst thing that Gillis and company could have ever done...they just traded away our future for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Retards.

Oh by the way, we just lost the cup for this year. It's over. If the Sedins and Kesler don't perform, and we HAVE seen it happen before, then we'll be gone in the first round. None of the new guys are going to be scoring many goals, if any. I hope Gillis and AV are gone next season. These players can win the cup with better management and coaching but they are held down by utter stupidity constantly.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Love this kid, loved Hodgson. What can you do. Hes good for our team.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

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A stupid trade that will come back to bite us. I mean if it were a two for one deal, where we received both players only for Cody then that would make the sting a little less painful but we gave up Sulzer as well. Mike Gillis and the management team are morons...just absolute morons. Cody 's cap hit was nothing compared to some players who have not been producing as much as he has: Raymond anyone?

Unless Cody specifically asked for a trade because he wasn't happy with being a 3rd line centre then that's a stupid trade. and classless on Gillis' part for not telling Cody first over the phone. Absolutely classless.

Just the worst thing that Gillis and company could have ever done...they just traded away our future for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Retards.

Oh by the way, we just lost the cup for this year. It's over. If the Sedins and Kesler don't perform, and we HAVE seen it happen before, then we'll be gone in the first round. None of the new guys are going to be scoring many goals, if any. I hope Gillis and AV are gone next season. These players can win the cup with better management and coaching but they are held down by utter stupidity constantly.


This is a stupid post.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

This sucks 100%.

With that said, I totally understand why Gillis did what he did. Vancouver definitely needed more depth in D, as well as more size up front for the playoffs. While it would've been nice to get all that for a piece of brick and some towels, that's just not how these things work.

This one stings, but it needs to play out.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

This trade makes me depressed. I understand why we did it and can appreciate the logic but I think this deal is really going to come back and bite us.

Contrary to what others have said, I think that Kassian is better for us short term than Hodgson would be, but Hodgson will be the much better player with the much better career down the road. If Kesler's hip acts up again, we're screwed.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'm hoping for Hodgson to rip it up in Buffalo cause he's such a nice and humble guy but then again if he does really well then Canucks fans wont be happy cause they'll think we lost the trade. In order for us to win this trade, Coho has to do average but I really don't want to see that happen to such a great guy.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

You can't blame Gillis for not telling Cody. Nothing is final until it's all approved by the league, and until it is, they don't tell the player. Trouble is, leaks always happen, which is why Cody found out from Tanev through Twitcrap, or whatever.

Good luck in Buffalo, Cody! We'll miss you, but you have a better chance there to develop as you should.

Welcome, Pahlsson, Kassian and Gragnani!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

I Everyone wanted a fcking top 4/6 Dman. Not another forward and a freaking 7th? Dman.
Im sorry, but trading COHO will be a bite to the butt.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

Brutal trade for the Canucks. Like Gillis said, the trade deadline is a time when you can make really big mistakes. That's exactly what he did.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

hate this tade..

I like what Cody Hodgson was bringing to our team. More of our games this year have not been finished in regulation. They're always close one goal- games that we somehow pull off a win. Cody Hodgson has been able to help us score goals in moments when we need em. We waited 3 years and he's now becoming decent in his rookie season. He had a bright future and lots of potential...2 years from now this will be regret...

On the other hand Zack Kassian.... He's as experienced or less experienced than Cody, and people think he's gonna like make a difference in the playoffs because he's a "tough" guy? he's 21 and i doubt he's really gonna have that big of an impact during the playoffs. We dont know how he'll cope on our team compared to Cody. who imo was better for this moment's playoffs, and better for the future.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Brutal trade for the Canucks.  Like Gillis said, the trade deadline is a time when you can make really big mistakes.  That's exactly what he did.


Im pretty sure Burke said that and yes we did make a really big mistake
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

No idea. I don't think I like this deal at all, I think Hodgson would have come back next year even stronger and better.

Kassian has been projected to get like Bert, but I hate this. Come back in two years Hodgson. Trade Schnieder for him later on.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

When I first found out, I was flipping mad. We trade away the future Captain Canuck for someone who's a prospect?

Then (as in several hours later), I cooled down and reminded myself that Gillis probably knew more about hockey than me, and IF Kassian can live up to his potential, we would have just swapped a top-line centre for a top-line powerfoward (which we need more than centres right now).

And hopefully MAG will be better than Alberts/Rome/Sulzer.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

where will he fit? He will not survive in the physical playoffs........think of that he isnt like Jordon Staal who has size.......
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