Headshots February 28th

Kassian is an old timey hockey player, hence the black-and-white image. Via theyslayedthedragon.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day’s freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you’ve written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence – please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

There are a bunch of takes about whether or not Cody Hodgson requested a trade. Here’s one. Here’s another. Here’s a third. And one more that touches on it suggestively. Cool!

Speaking of over-kill, is the trade more like the awfully lopsided Cam Neely trade or more like the terribly uneven Naslund-Stojanov transaction? *slams head on desk*

Cam Charron breaks down Marc-Andre Gragnani’s underlying numbers.

Today’s video break: watch Cody Hodgson get toured around the Sabres facilities on his first day in Buffalo… via Nucksmisconduct 

TSN’s numbers guy, Scott Cullen, does good work breaking down the Kassian-Hodgson deal. Cullen thinks the Sabres won the deal by a slim margin, mostly because the long-term utility of a centreman is higher than that of a winger.

Hockey Prospectus’ Corey Pronman likes the deal for the Canucks, and has some good insight into what Kassian and Gragnani bring to the table. 

Finally, Chloe Ezra makes those still upset about the Hodgson trade sad with an adorable image of Cody Hodgson and David Booth watching Aladin together…