Hi Gang, You knew you weren't going to get any scoops out of this event but a bit of an insight into the Hodgson Trade. Gillis talked about private meetings to discuss player issues and his comment about having had more player issues with Hodgson over the past three years than all of the other players on the team combined was pretty revealing. That came after the comment about how there was a lot of speculation about Cody requesting a trade and it was as close as he's ever come to confirming that Hodgson (his father wasn't mentioned specifically) had wanted out. Gillis then went on to say there were six players in the NHL that he would have been willing to accept in trade for Hodgson and that Kassian was one of the six. He later ranked Kassian as one of the top young prospects they had in the system saying that players of that size and skill set simply weren't available as either trade targets or as free agents. He commented that Kassian could still have been playing junior this year so he wasn't the least bit disappointed in his lack of short term impact. Maybe now we can put the whole damn trade to rest. Hodgson wanted out. We got a top prospect in return. He made a comment that wouldn't shed any light on the goalie future. He sounded like he wasn't adverse to keeping both. I doubt that is what will happen but he heaped nothing but praise on both and especially how well they supported one another. As for Vigneault, the first issue that has to be addressed is Gillis' own situation with the team. He is meeting with ownership in the next few days and if he gets a contract extension, then he will make a decision on all other aspects of the team. The speculation is that if Gillis gets an extension, Vigneault will likely get one as well. No earth shattering revelations as I said with the one Hodgson comment being the exception. T'will be an interesting off season. Hawks looked bloody awful in the third period and deserved to lose. Wouldn't it have been nice to have been our Nucks kicking their butts like that? Come on Washington. Do the same to the Bruins. Take care.