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Kassian Is Neely. Hodgson Is Pederson.

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Kassian is the young, unproven, power forward that Neely was when the Canucks traded him for Barry Pederson.

Hodgson is the smaller, softer, more proven player that Pederson was before Boston sent him our way... after a major injury/surgery.

Zack's ceiling is way higher than Cody's in my opinion. He's a better skater, he has an above average NHL body, and he's got good hands. He's also been through way more adversity in his life than Cody has which I believe makes him a stronger person. The fact that he's willing to drop the gloves for his team also says a great deal about his drive/desire to succeed. Tearing a back muscle and hearing negative things from his coach was traumatic for Cody...

Don't get me wrong, I like Hodgson and I think he will be a solid player for buffalo, I just feel that some of you are insistent on seeing the glass half empty rather than realizing Gillis may have actually done his homework here.

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It just strikes me as odd that so many fans and media are comparing Hodgson to Neely when the obvious comparison is Kassian to Neely.

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If Zach could get any where near the player Neely was this is a win. Neely is a 50 in 50 guy. Not too many of those around. I think Zach is a Chris Neal guy. If he can match Neal's play I would be happy with the trade.

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If Zach could get any where near the player Neely was this is a win. Neely is a 50 in 50 guy. Not too many of those around. I think Zach is a Chris Neal guy. If he can match Neal's play I would be happy with the trade.

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For all we know, Kassian could just be another Steve Bernier and we all know how that worked out. Judging by how Kassian speaks, he doesn't seem like a very bright guy.

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Kassian is Kassian. Not Neely. Hodgson is Hodgson. Not Pederson.

Just because there was a trade does not mean it has to relate to a trade we made years and years ago.

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Kassian will one day have his jersey retired by the Canucks, take it to the bank! He was a beast in junior, beast for Team Canada, and he's gonna rip the NHL up. I already bought his Canucks t-shirt

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For all we know, Kassian could just be another Steve Bernier and we all know how that worked out. Judging by how Kassian speaks, he doesn't seem like a very bright guy.

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I dont think people are actually comparing hodge to neely, they all just seem to believe that this trade will haunt us like the neely trade did. It isn't an actual comparison of player type.

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We gave up a very good prospect to get another very good prospect who fills a different role on the team. Hopefully it turns into a win

win trade. Maybe 5 years from now Cody will be 7th in league scoring and Zach will be 8th.

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Honestly I would take size, speed and grit over being slow, skilled and a whiny ass bitch.

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