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" defenseman? 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.
I was as shocked as anyone when I heard CoHo had been traded. However, I watched Kassian play in some Sabres games when he was called up to fill in for some injured Sabres. I was impressed with what I saw. Good skater, good puck handler and a potential beast. He delivered some hits that knocked a few opponents for a loop and never even phased him. IMO, if he is given a chance, he is a good fit for the Canucks. I am sorry to see CoHo go, but as several other posters have noted, you have to give something to get something. In time, once the shock has worn off, I believe we fans will be glad these trades happened
And by the way,sulihpoeht...Kassian is a forward, not a defenseman.