I also believe that Cody made a mistake by requesting the trade at this time in the season rather than having a great shot to win the Stanley Cup with the Canucks. You have to wonder how important winning the Cup is to him? If I was in his position I would have wanted a trade and asked for one but not until the end of the year; and, after being traded I would have been up front by stating to the media that I asked for the trade.
Finally, I want to mention that Hodgson has played seven games for the Sabres and has yet to register a point. I hope that he can get something soon, but the most important thing is winning and getting into the playoffs—and the Sabres beat the Senators in a shootout on Saturday and the win keeps them two points behind the Capitals (although the Caps have one game in hand).