You're comparing the effect of moving an all-star 40+ point d-man for prospects/picks to moving a rookie prospect for a rookie prospect? Really?
Cody was getting moved regardless. I didn't mind seeing Cody moved as bringing in Pahlsson turned the third line back into a checking line capable of playing shutdown. This in turn frees up the second line from shutdown duty to play a more offensive role. A formula that was extremely successful the previous season prior to Mahotra's freak eye injury. I didn't see it as weakening the team.
Let me know when you're finished crying about Cody.
Edit: Btw, my sig is based on the incessant whining here about CBC, Bettman, critical Canuck articles, and analyst opinions. The slightest thing, even when true, brings the crybabies out in droves. I added Cody to the existing sig after the trade was made.
I see you too are trying to help king with the basics. This is a guy who thinks you can move defensemen from side to side seamlessly. In othere words, there's lots of work to be done, and unfortunately he resists learning...
He wouldn't understand the significance of Pahlsson scoring 6 points in 19 games and being +4 while in a shut down role - the fact that he, Higgins and Hansen weren't only shutting down other team's top lines, but were carrying the play and outscoring them is a point that would be lost.
On the other hand, the fact Hodgson had a mere 8 points in 20 games and was -7 after the trade probably also bounces right off his hard head. Got his big minutes, could scarcely score more than the shut down guy who was acquired for 4th round pick, and got scored on frequently - in fact looked downright horrible and inept in his own end of the ice. Something the Canucks couldn't afford, particularly after his scoring cooled off so vapidly.
If King could actually perceive what is happening before his eyes, he's have seen that the Canucks third line was their best line at the end of the season - Daniel was injured, Kesler and the second line was also hobbling, but the third line was carrying the play against the best lines in the NHL. King though, oblivious. Complains about Pahlsson's play. Wants to move Higgins. Dumb stuff.
If the top two lines were performing normally, that trade would have paid off in spades.
But don't count on him stopping his whining about Hodgson. It's what noobs do - buy the hype and then whine and whine.
Edited by oldnews, 10 October 2012 - 10:55 PM.