Hodgson had the highest goal/shots percentage (15.4%) in the entire Canucks roster this season. He was the only one who could shoot the puck worth a damn. Everyone else had to rely on trashy goals and rebounds on empty nets. Unfortunately as you saw, Quick doesn't give up rebounds. Honestly, I don't know where Gillis got the balls to trade away the only guy in the team this season who could actually aim.
If Gillis wasn't so arrogant and stupid, he should have traded for MORE guys like Hodgson to stack up the centers, and develop Bitz and Weise to take on the toughness role. Kesler should have moved to the wing since January.
With the new changes to the NHL divisions, I doubt the Canucks will win the President's trophy again. Not as long as Gillis runs this team. We had two lucky breaks being in a very weak Northwest division but this will end next season.
Look you're wrong about a lot of things in your last two posts but you're also clearly pretty emotionally unsound about this whole thing. This last bolded part here though I wanted to address because I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere that somebody had figured out the standings if all divisional games were taken out. IIRC Vancouver was still top 5. I'll try to find it so I can post it. I remember being surprised because I thought much like you did that their record was way overblown. The biggest difference was the amount of games lost in overtime.
It's not that the division isn't week however there record out of the division is also very good(not as good of course.) which makes statements like what you made pretty unfair. But again you're obviously pretty emotional and angry given that you're calling players flabby and trashing everyone because your precious has left. Perhaps there's another team that wears blue you should be cheering for if this continues. Might make you feel better.
I can't find the nice graphic but here this may help add some insight with division leaders.
Florida: 12 -8-4
St Louis: 10-9-5
So year there's a difference here. St. Louis was clearly the best outside of their division. Damn did St. Louis ever pick it up this season.
Edited by EmployeeoftheMonth, 03 May 2012 - 08:33 AM.