Its funny how this thread goes from you saying Hodgson is great. Then being proven wrong with his -7 and him only showing up to play one game against Montreal, the worst team in the confrence.
And now you spell check, and stalk profiles because there is no more debating the fact that Hodgson's a waste. Vancouver thought 3 people were better then him and gave up on him, and here we see Foligno pass him.
Wow, its funny how a couple of fans here feel Hodgson is a good player, even though they never knew he was an NHL player before the trade deadline.
Now the GM and Coach for Van. came out and said that Hodgson is the worst player they have ever been around in their NHL Carears. Trading him couldnt have been done fast enough according to their GM. He had so many issues and caused plenty of problems in the locker room. In return, Kassian then plays an average of 2:29 per game in the playoffs.
Yeah, sounds like we got one hell of a player. For a coach and GM to talk that poorly about a player proves that Darcy screwed up another trade deadline deal. A coach and GM are not going to make up things about a player, because no other NHL players would ever want to play for them. Proving that they talked that poorly about Hodgson, because the rest of the NHL either knows, or can easily find out, that what they have said about Hodgson is true. And now were stuck with him for at least a year. Just what this team needs, a player who argues with management and other players in the locker room.
^^ You got all that out of this?
Here's what Gillis ACTUALLY said:
He said he spent more time on his issues over the last three years. That included a debilitating back injury from which he's made a full recovery and Hodgson's desire to move up the depth chart, which is hard when the two Cs in front of you are a Hart winner and a Selke winner. Gillis did NOT say he's the worst player, or that he argued with management or other players in the locker room. You're just making stuff up to vent your bitterness toward the team."There clearly were issues that were ongoing," Gillis said. "I spent more time on Cody's issues than every other player combined on our team the last three years."
"For me, guys should be willing to play with each other, for each other," Toronto's GM insisted. "I don't think our guys are selfish, it's not something in terms of, 'I don't want to pass to that guy,' or 'I won't pass to that guy,' I don't really think it's that. I think it's the style of player, the way they are constructed as players."
~ Masai Ujiri