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Don’t worry Vancouver, Buffalo is happy to have Cody Hodgson

Apr 25, 2012, 9:34 AM EST

Andrei Markov, Cody Hodgson AP

After hearing Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis shoot from the hip about a lot of nagging issues yesterday, one curious topic was about Cody Hodgson. Gillis spoke openly about Hodgson’s situation in Vancouver and the reason why he was sent to Buffalo.

Sabres GM Darcy Regier would like to remind everyone that he’s perfectly happy with Hodgson and he’s better off in Buffalo anyhow as John Vogl of the Buffalo News reminds us.

“It’s exciting because Cody Hodgson has been a good addition, is going fit in very well with a group of players,” Regier said, “not just the team as a whole but even a younger subset whether it’s Tyler Myers, [Tyler] Ennis, [Drew] Stafford, and I think that that is a positive.”

It’s a deal Canucks fans aren’t likely to let anyone forget about, especially if Hodgson lives up to his potential with the Sabres. Canucks faithful aren’t easy people to please but if Zack Kassian turns into Vancouver’s version of Milan Lucic in the future, they won’t even remember who Cody Hodgson was. Then again if he doesn’t… Well, let’s just not go there.

  1. pastabelly - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Gillis showed a lack of class in his comments about Hodgson. Answering questions on that deal could have been handled with more tact. Vancouver wonders why everyone hates their team. Just look at your leadership.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Lack of class…..Vancouver…..come on, don’t be so outlandish

  2. cableguymike - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Blame his agent being on twitter. This stuff is old news.

  3. sjsharks66 - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Sounds like when Jamie McGinn got traded….worst trade all year. Miss ya ginner. Lol

  4. solador78 - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Sounds like when Cam Neely got traded….

  5. leepetertk - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Gillis should just take the high road on this one and say something like, “We traded a good player named Cody Hodgson for a good player named Zack Kassian.” I did not like the comments Gillis made about Hodgson because it was completely unnecessary. There were enough rumors that the media knew the behind the scenes story. When Hodgson returned to Vancouver, he took the high road. Gillis showed a lack of composure to blurt that one out.

  6. mehetmet - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    its ok, he’s having fun playing mini-stick hockey with gerbe and ennis now! (not a joke,completely, its true–Cody said he was invited over gerbe’s to do this after their first game)

  7. jkaflagg - Apr 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Kassian hasn’t immediately worked out for the Canucks, but they need to be patient; big guys often take a little longer to develop, and when/if they do, they are worth their weight in gold…….as far as Gillis throwing Hodgson under the bus, well……this is the guy that thinks that a regular season game in January threw off his teams “focus” for the rest of the season, so that’s all you really need to know……

  8. blomfeld - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Don’t you guys remember how Gillis “furtively and unscrupulously” became the Canuck’s GM via his “back-door” dealings with the Aquilini’s, right under Dave Nonis’s nose ? … Gillis showed his true colors yesterday and the treatment which young “Co-Ho” received here in Vancouver from the Canuck’s management was positively disgraceful … I’m confident that Cody will blossom into a superstar one day, just as I’m sure Gilles will eventually exit the scene here through the same “back door” that he entered, like the rat which he is …

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