From Buffalo News:
Anyone who spends his summers sweating through Gary Roberts’ high-performance workouts is either a dedicated athlete or a fan of pain. Cody Hodgson doesn’t seem masochistic, so he must want to be a better hockey player.
The Buffalo Sabres certainly think so. They’ve rewarded the 23-year-old with a six-year, $25.5 million contract. They’ve made him their unquestioned No. 1 center. They’re prepared to live with his mistakes while believing the long-term payoff will be worth the miscues.
This looks like money well spent. They might have to suffer through the pain of the "learning curve" for a bit.