Originally Posted by stadw0n306
Pretty shocked that Nucks traded Hodgson, but i guess they need the size and toughness for the playoffs since they got pushed around pretty good by the Bruins last year in the finals. What do you think of the trade Alim?
I'm pretty pissed with the trade. I'm a huge Hodgson fan and with the year he is having I see no reason as to why he was traded mid-season. Trading him in the off season would be smarter. It doesn't make sense to me why Hodgson, who is producing THIS year and is in the race for the Calder, was traded for Kassian, who will probably be playing in the AHL for the rest of the year. Our scoring depth has taken a huge hit.
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Higgins
Raymond - Malhotra - Hansen
Pahlsson - Lapierre - Bitz
That third line will be a black hole for offense since either Malhotra or Pahlsson will be the one centering it.
But in the end I respect Mike Gillis and co. for their decision because there was almost surely a logical reasoning behind the trade. Gillis has yet to disappoint in his four year tenure in Vancouver.
This deal is definitely a gamble. Will Kassian be the next Bertuzzi/Lucic, or will he end up being a career fourth liner?