maybe, but we traded a player who scored in clutch situations and all of these three games have been close. What i do know is that he would make much more of a difference than Kassian in these Playoffs. If the canucks didn't want Hodgson, or Hodgson wanted a trade, we could have done it in the off season.
If you wait till the offseason you risk him getting little ice time in the playoffs, and under AV I guarantee that would've happened. Thus he'd underperform and decrease his trade value.
Also if he did in fact ask for a trade and we waited till the summer to trade him you also risk the word getting out that he requested a trade and that decreases his value further as teams know you have to trade him