Just 5 days after being traded to the Buffalo Sabres, Cody Hodgson returned to Rogers Arena to face his former team. Buoyed by a quick start, the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5 – 3.
Zack Kassian, the player that Hodgson was traded for, had a monster game tallying a goal, an assist, and 7 hits in just under 11 minutes of ice-time. Also, David Booth (my favourite player) had a strong game, scoring 2 of the team’s 3 goals.
As you will see from the interviews, fans in Vancouver are split on the trade. One thing’s for certain: fans will be keeping their eye on both of these players and on future match-ups between these 2 teams.
I took my family to the annual Vancouver Canucks Superskills event at Rogers Arena and was generally entertained by all of the events: puck control relay, fastest skater, shooting accuracy, hardest shot, and breakaway challenge (footage included in video).
As I was watching however, I started to think of ways the Canucks could keep this event fresh and it dawned on me that they could add a bunch of new events.
Imagine contests for Hardest Hipcheck, Shot Blocking, Spitting, and Best Hairdo…the possibilities are endless.
See what a few of my friends and family members proposed…along with their predictions as to who might win.
Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!