Anyone can defend Gillis if they want, but the one fact that makes Gillis' comments about Hodgson an ABSOLUTE JOKE:
In the last 3 years, we've lost Luc Bourdon to a fatal crash, Rick Rypien commits suicide....... but Cody Hodgson has had more time spent on him than all other players COMBINED??!?!?!?!!
WTF was Gillis thinking with that one?
You know, given that Cody's father and his agent are completely dickheads who are obsessed with fame/money, is it really that surprising to you? The CoHo problems have started from the day he got drafted and they've were ongoing until the day he got traded.
I read a comment earlier that AV must've had some say in this trade.. I don't disagree, but at the same time, I don't think he would've agreed to moving him unless the problems were affecting the locker room and the rest of the team. It's easy to sit back and be an armchair coach/GM but at the end of the day, we're not the ones sitting in that room
I think people are overreacting to MG's comments a bit here. He didn't actually reveal too much, JUST enough to defend himself from the vicious media and the idiots who blamed him (because apparently, Cody was the reason we got destroyed in the first round
). I can bet that if MG didn't explicitly say this, CDC and the media would still be calling for his head.
Basically what he said was "Cody's team was a PITA that caused problems for a long time now. I didn't want it to affect the rest of the team so I traded him." MG trades Cody, everybody whines. MG explains why he trades Cody, everyone whines
. What would you guys like him to do to please you all?