I Find This Photo Odd: Sad Cody is a lot like Sad Keanu, but sadder

Photographers take photos, but the best photographers tell stories. In sports photography, if you want your photos to be used, you’ll take shots that complement the stories already being told. The Canucks are slumping? Take photos of the team looking down. Roberto Luongo’s struggling? Take photos of the man on his belly — there will be numerous opportunities. Cody Hodgson’s centering fourth line while Mason Raymond’s getting sexy top-six icetime despite far less production?

Take a photo of Raymond and Hodgson on either side of the Sedins, with Raymond watching the results of a shift with the Sedins on the Jumbotron while Hodgson stares straight ahead, clearly miserable.

Meanwhile, Henrik’s like, Ugh. If this kid starts crying, I’m out of here.

Seriously, how topical is this photo? Jeff Vinnick truly is the best in the business.

I mean, there’s Raymond, blissfully reliving his prime usage, clearly unafraid of his coach, who stands right behind him. Meanwhile, Hodgson looks nervously away from Vigneault, body language just screams fear. Look at him, clutching his stick as though he’s afraid Vigneault will snatch it from his hands and tell him he has to play the next shift without it.

Seems to me that poor Cody needs a friend. After all, misery loves company.

Now he just looks sad that Keanu won’t share his sandwich. Aw. Give him some sandwich, Keanu. He’s hungry.

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18 comments

  1. Fisher__10
    February 21, 2012

    Mason Raymond is a petite individual.

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  2. Aderam
    February 21, 2012

    Somebody give that man a hug!

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  3. nee
    February 21, 2012

    You know, sad Cody would fit right in with a zombie apocalypse storyline about this team. He could be mourning the loss of zombie Iginla. Or pondering Hamhuis’ (was it Hamhuis?) heroism in dealing with the zombie threat.

    /just sayin’

    /hint hint

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    • JS Topher
      February 21, 2012

      Coulda been Hamhuis… I’m not sure anybody even remembers anymore…. it’s actually been THAT long…

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      • sgolesor
        February 21, 2012

        One thing is clear, it started with Patient Zero, one Christopher Robert Higgins.

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  4. John in Marpole
    February 21, 2012

    I’m waiting for this analysis to show up in a certain tabloid paper as proof that AV hates Hodgson.

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  5. sarah
    February 21, 2012

    Adorable picture is adorable. I think it needs to be photo-shopped into scenarios that reinforce Cody’s nerdiness. Cody is sad because Firefly was canceled. Or because he lost at chess. Or because he didn’t enjoy the Star Wars prequels…not even in 3D.

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  6. Hips
    February 21, 2012

    Did you Photoshop legs onto him? Jeeeeeez

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    • JS Topher
      February 21, 2012

      Contest Suggestion:
      Whose legs are they?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      February 21, 2012

      I did. They’re Cody’s legs from another photo.

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      • swizzler
        February 21, 2012

        where am i going to get a pair of beautiful women’s legs on such short notice?

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        • Harrison Mooney
          February 21, 2012

          A classic Arrested Development moment.

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  7. Bob
    February 21, 2012

    You’ve got to switch ‘former’ and ‘latter’ in that second paragraph before I read it a 15th time and my head explodes.

    Nice photo, though.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      February 21, 2012

      No, it was correct. But it was a bit confusing. So I lost both words.

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  8. Abby
    February 21, 2012

    Poor wittle boy.

    *is choking on her laughter here*

    Gotta love those talented ‘Nucks photographers

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  9. Kate
    February 21, 2012

    It’s those straight across eyebrows! They make him look so solemn.

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  10. biznow
    February 23, 2012

    Unfair assumptions. Hodgson was informed about Whitney Houston mere moments before that photo was taken. If you look closely, you can actually see the lyrics for “Saving All My Love” in his eyes.

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  11. Gabrielle
    February 27, 2012

    He’s sad because he knew he was going to get traded…

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