It's obvious our star players, special personal training, and development system is what made Cody so successful here - heck, it's not everyday you get to learn from the NHL's best face off man, best duo in the world whom are both art ross winners, a Selke winner, play alongside the best D in the league, and get coached in the minors by star coach Craig McTavish, and when you come up, get coached by a Jac Adams winner who arguably has the best system in hockey; very few will get to do in their lifetime.
So with this, yea, Cody's success here was mainly because of the amazing facilities and assets he had here that no other NHL team has, so moving forward in Buffalo, he won't do good right away, as he'll have to learn how to get better without the advantages he had in Vancouver.
+1 I agree. It`s true when you think about it.
Vancouver spends more on player development than any team in the league. They have world class players, coaches, and trainers.
And not to knock on Buffalo`s offence, but they only have 2 players with 40+ points, while Vancouver has 5.
No doubt Cody gained more playoff experience with this team in it`s run to the finals, than some players do in their entire careers.