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So why exactly WAS Cody Hodgson traded? Hodgon’s agent, Ritch Winter, wouldn’t answer press questions or take phone calls about the matter. So he took to Twitter instead. Bad idea, Ritch. BAD idea. He dug himself a pretty deep hole today, trying to "not" answer the question. It’s becoming pretty obvious why Cody was dealt. The Province did a great job documenting Winter’s mess today.
“I was nervous to start, but I think I got better as the game went on.” Those are the words of Zack Kassian reflecting on his first game as a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Brad Ziemer chronicles Kassian’s adjustment to his new life as a Canuck.
The writers at Off the Bench remind us that the Kassian/Hodgson deal cannot accurately be assessed for at least 5 years. As such, they have dubbed this "The Kassian Project".
GOOFY PHOTO Break… I love all of the Wolves players on Twitter. They have boatloads of fun with social media and fans like me eat it up. I especially love Eddie Lack on Twitter, as he regularly sends out pics of himself and his teammates. But this is just dynamite. Lack wearing a novelty oversized foam Bulls cowboy hat? WITH HORNS!? Gold.
More drama in the Bertuzzi/Moore case. If you recall, Bertuzzi, Marc Crawford and the Vancouver Canucks recently agreed to drop all cross claims against one another. This stirred up quite a kafuffle from the Moore camp. Now, the Ontario Supreme Court made sure to clarify their stance on this agreement – it was in good faith. Read more on this sordid saga.
And finally, Daniel Wagner at Pass it to Bulis compares the Canucks to a diamond, and their playoff opponents to an obscure comic book hero named "The Karate Kid". That is just good stuff right there.