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#1 716

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Cody Hodgson has quietly accumulated 9 points in the last 6 games. He has 5 goals and 7 assists to Zach Kassian's 5 goals and 1 assists. Case closed. Cody is a magician with the puck and dishes the kind of passes  us Buffalo fans love to see, after rosters full of unskilled lunks who've thrown thousands of bad passes before him. Just thought he deserved some props for the way he's turned it around since last year and gelled with Vanek and Pomers.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I also think Cody does a good job at dishing the puck to his linemates. But he needs to work on his defensive zone coverage.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

The defense needs to work on their defensive coverage first. I'm happy with Cody playing without fear in order to put points on the board.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Cody often seems to be the guy standing closest to the guy that just scored.
But in the context of being a 22-year-old sophomore being asked to function as a first-line centre, he is doing very well.
This is a guy who wants to be great and will do what it takes to get there.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

great dish to spring the Hoff last night.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Everything said in this thread so far has been accurate.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I am mystified as to why he isn't on the first line PP instead of Ennis or Foligno.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

Because we need somebody on the second powerplay line instead of Ennis or Foligno.


Seriously though, Ennis' puck control is better than Hodgson's (and giveaway stats reflect this), and that's something you want with your best guys in a puck control situation like a powerplay.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 10 February 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Because we need somebody on the second powerplay line instead of Ennis or Foligno.


Seriously though, Ennis' puck control is better than Hodgson's (and giveaway stats reflect this), and that's something you want with your best guys in a puck control situation like a powerplay.

I think i'd take better faceoffs and chemistry over puck control personally. But an argument could be made either way

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

View PostThirtyEight, on 10 February 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:



I think i'd take better faceoffs and chemistry over puck control personally. But an argument could be made either way

I'd agree with this.

Hodgson is 43% on FO, and Ennis 40%, so there isn't a huge difference there. Maybe put Ott back on the top PP?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

View PostThirtyEight, on 10 February 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

I think i'd take better faceoffs and chemistry over puck control personally. But an argument could be made either way

I recognize the value of this; 43.3% vs 40.4% isn't exactly the hard sell.

Neither has scored on the powerplay; Ennis has three powerplay assists to Hodgon's zero.  Seeing as we've only scored seven powerplay goals, that might imply that he's been handy in creating the few opportunities we've been able to capitalize on.  Vanek's scored four of those goals, the last two of Vanek's were on assists from Ennis.  Either way, the PP isn't exactly sterling right now.

I'm far from crapping on either of them- I like the way the game they bring in the offensive zone, and I'm excited to watch them both develop.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

View Post716, on 10 February 2013 - 11:48 AM, said:

Cody Hodgson has quietly accumulated 9 points in the last 6 games. He has 5 goals and 7 assists to Zach Kassian's 5 goals and 1 assists. Case closed. Cody is a magician with the puck and dishes the kind of passes  us Buffalo fans love to see, after rosters full of unskilled lunks who've thrown thousands of bad passes before him. Just thought he deserved some props for the way he's turned it around since last year and gelled with Vanek and Pomers.
"Case closed."  Wow, that was fast.  :rolleyes:

Sorry, the case isn't nearly closed and won't be for a long time.  Everything could look totally different again in another 10 games.  Plus, let's see what Hodgson's numbers look like when Vanek cools down.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

View PostRobviously, on 10 February 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

"Case closed."  Wow, that was fast.  :rolleyes:


Luke Adam, please pick up the the white courtesy phone.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

He would look great in some kind of commander uniform. Photoshop anyone?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 10 February 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Because we need somebody on the second powerplay line instead of Ennis or Foligno.


Seriously though, Ennis' puck control is better than Hodgson's (and giveaway stats reflect this), and that's something you want with your best guys in a puck control situation like a powerplay.

Best answer I read in a while :worthy:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 10 February 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

He would look great in some kind of commander uniform. Photoshop anyone?
Can the picture contain Vanek and Pominville carrying Hodgson?

#17 IKnowPhysics

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

I really need to read threads.  This whole time, I was assuming were working on this premise:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 10 February 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

I really need to read threads.  This whole time, I was assuming were working on this premise:

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I thought it was about Irv.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

that pass on the erhoff goal was a beauty

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 10 February 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

that pass on the erhoff goal was a beauty


Ehrhoff.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:13 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 10 February 2013 - 09:02 PM, said:

Ehrhoff.
no. I learned to spell names from listening to Ruff so I'm gonna stick with my spelling of it :P

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

View PostDeLuca67, on 10 February 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

Can the picture contain Vanek and Pominville carrying Hodgson?

Yup

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 10 February 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:


no. I learned to spell names from listening to Ruff so I'm gonna stick with my spelling of it :P

Rough.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 10 February 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

Can the picture contain Vanek and Pominville carrying Hodgson?
Shouldn't that be Hodgson carrying Vanek and Pomminstein?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Either way... the line is good... one of the best lines the Sabres have had in awhile.  If we had been lucky enough to have Ennis-Stafford-Foligno working together like they did last year the Sabres might be in a better spot..but I'm not going to sidetrack the thread...

Hodgson has been what I hoped for and more.. I can't complain at all.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Commander Cody (the real Commmander Cody) is going to be at the Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Feb 17. If you're within driving distance, get yourself a ticket and catch the show. The Commander is F*****G awesome. His show is guaranteed to be 1,000 times better than anything the Sabres can do this season.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

View Postnotwoz, on 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM, said:

Commander Cody (the real Commmander Cody) is going to be at the Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Feb 17. If you're within driving distance, get yourself a ticket and catch the show. The Commander is F*****G awesome. His show is guaranteed to be 1,000 times better than anything the Sabres can do this season.

Commander Cody?

I am more of a Commander Tom guy.

(although I  have seen Commander Cody in concert.)

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 14 February 2013 - 09:00 PM, said:

Commander Cody?

I am more of a Commander Tom guy.

(although I  have seen Commander Cody in concert.)

Haha I read the thread title and instantly though of Commander Tom. He was the best.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 11 February 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

Shouldn't that be Hodgson carrying Vanek and Pomminstein?
Maybe their bags. .

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

I did the math a couple games ago, Hodgson without Vanek, 63 minutes (about 30 even, 15 pp, 15 pk), Hodgson was a minus 7 with 4 PK goals against.