I know I trumpeted the second coming of Linden when the Canucks selected Cody Hodgson last year. However, with a bad back and a crowded Canucks line-up, Cody won’t be staying in the big show past the nine-game limit.
Right now, Mike Gillis and the Canucks face a quandry. Do they keep Hodgson with the Canucks for the entire season where he will see limited playing time? Or do they send him back down to Junior?
Realistically, Hodgson will get an extended look with the Canucks. He will get to stay for the maximum nine games before being sent down to Brampton to finish out the season. Ideally, he would be sent to Manitoba, but the minimum age requirements for the AHL dictate that the 19-year-old Hodgson can’t join the club this season.
Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a crowd at Centre with the Canucks roster, and Hodgson will likely draw the short straw. Which is okay, because he has a sore back and looks a step behind at this point in his development. Give him one more year, and he’ll be a sure lock for this team.
For now, he’s destined for Brampton and hopefully he will see some time later this season with either the Canucks or the Moose.
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