That is what a "veteran" hockey person told the media recently flat out. Of course, being compared to a great like Hawerchuk is no small pot of potatoes. And, many times these comparisons are both unrealistic and completely shied away upon by the young prospect when mentioned to him. Hodgson's favorite player who he emulates at times is Sidney Crosby. I suppose I can forgive him for that.
Regardless, here are clips of both Hawerchuk and Hodgson. You can draw your own conclusions.
HAWERCHUK GETS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME
QUICK HODGSON PROFILE
Anyone remember how Dale Hawerchuk's career ended? I do. He got run over by a Russian train.