"center man on the league's top scoring line"
That tells you all you need to know. Rochester is a way better team because Buffalo has much better prospects than us. Hodgson has Foligno, who does Kassian have? Ebbett? Sterling? Haydar? These guys have all been pretty average so far this season.
Oh, and Hodgson is a year older, so this continuous comparison of the two doesn't mean anything.
Well,I agree Hodgson is a year older.He also spent one year of prime development time overcoming a serious injury that the Vancouver Canucks could not and did not diagnose,while fully expecting him to contribute and participate as a healthy player.
That is a matter of public record.So,it is your AHL stats that seem useless.
Moreover,your "I bet" is great at the betting table or hanging around with your buddies shooting the breeze but it has no basis in convincing me of anything but your telling me your opinion has more merit than reality.
Any team can excel with one exceptionally gifted player,as he or she will carry his or her team and allow the others the inspiration to dig deep to compliment the excellence they see and are willed to replicate to their own degree.That is sports lore and we see it in hockey every spring time.
Kassian is not carrying the Wolves.He was just benched with both the Wolves and Canucks mgmt.'s blessings and remained mired in a four game scoreless streak before and after the benching.
I have given you the stats on Hodgson and Kas.Let's see how your argument holds up :"center man on the league's top scoring line
"That tells you all you need to know. Rochester is a way better team because Buffalo has much better prospects than us. Hodgson has Foligno, who does Kassian have? " De Niro
Foligno with Hodgson:
1 goal,1 assist in game 1
1 goal in game 2
0 points in game 3
1 goal in game 4
2 goals,2 assists in game 5
1 assist in game 6
0 points in game 7
1 assist in game 8
0 points in game 9
0 points in game 10
"Hodgson has Foligno." De Niro
Actually,Foligno had Hodgson and vice versa as they both had the exact same point totals when they played together.
PPG for both players.
"That tells you all you need to know. Rochester is a way better team because Buffalo has much better prospects than us." De Niro
In reality Rochester has six less wins than Chicago.
Chicago has five more points.
Chicago is first in their division while Rochester is not.
Edited by nuck nit, 17 December 2012 - 04:01 AM.