The Vancouver Canucks organization came one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. This team has great depth in all areas of hockey. There is so much depth in Vancouver that their top prospect Cody Hodgson, who plays the center position, will have a tough time finding success with the Canucks at that position. For those who don’t know the Canucks have some of the best centers in the league over the last couple years; from Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler. Along with notable Manny Malhotra, who specializes in face-offs and defending the middle of the ice.
So where can Hodgson fit down the middle? Well no where, because he is better than 4th line duties. But the problem is Henrik is locked up till the 2014/15 season. Kesler is locked up till the 2016/17 season and Malhotra is locked up until the end of the 2013/14 season. Therefore the obvious thing to happen is that Cody Hodgson will have to make a full time adjustment to the wing if he wants to have success as a Vancouver Canuck. Which a fully believe he can, but only as a winger.
Hodgson has a great hockey IQ, an extremely smart player who uses his full skill set on both ends of the ice. He is an excellent skater in which he can turn on a dime and even for a 5’ 11” 182lbs frame; Hodgson is very strong with the puck below the goal line. His great puck handling skills, which goes hand to hand with his on ice vision, as he should be position as a defenseman on the power play, to quarterback it.