Since the biggest trade on deadline day, there has been a TON of controversy over who won the trade.
There are still a lot of fans of Hodgson on the boards, as he was our top prospect. I was a little sad about losing him too.
I was a little upset when people started saying Hodgson asked for a trade and people are saying he's a douche n stuff, but at the same time, I was a little happy. It was good to see people supporting our new top prospect, Zack Kassian. But people have been underestimating (some overestimating) the value of him.
According to CDC (not everyone, but the majority of the people)
Hodgson is either the next Crosby/Linden, or the next Gomez
Kassian is either the next Bertuzzi/Lucic or the next Bernier.
And In my opinion, we're either overestimating there potential, or we're under estimating it.
The truth is, and you can't argue this one, no one can tell the future. Both players have good potential and no one can magically tell how they're going to turn out, we just have to sit back, and enjoy the ups and downs as they become better and better. Which probably won't be this year, probably not next, but 3-4 years down the road, we will have some good players. We just can't judge them on a game to game basis right now.
Another truth is, even though Cody was our best prospect, and Zack was Buffalos, neither was a highly touted prospect destined to be the next superstar, which a lot of people seem to think. Im sorry for sorta generalizing the CDC population, I don't mean to offend, but there are a lot of people who think they're smarter than scouts and GMs on this site.