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Zack Kassian (Official Thread)

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Brutal Trade! I have always supported MG even with the Ballard trade, but no more, if Kassian fails to bring anything to the Canucks this post season I hope that spells the end of MG. You think May Ray is a whipping boy when he is not producing? Kassian has 1 assist in his last 17 games if he continues at that production level I hope MG is run out of town by true Canuck fans, if Av had a hand in this then he should go too.

My prediction is Canucks get bounced in the second round.

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Lets wait to see him play first, only thing I'm worried about is he couldn't crack Buffalo's roster and they've been doing terrible this season.

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Whenever Kassian turns into the next Lucic in 2-3 years MG can sit back in his chair and laugh.... until then, i'm kinda 50/50 on this trade. I really loved Coho, he was so skilled and has such a bright future ahead of him. On the other hand, I think that Gragnani could potentially be paired with Edler a few years down the road when Salo retires (or if not him Tanev). Overall, i think that this is a pretty good trade.... i wuz shocked innitailly but i kinda get the purpose of it.

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I don't mind the trade long term, but I don't think this helps us win a cup. If we make it that far we aren't likely to face boston anyway.

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Stop using the excuse of COHO being stuck behind Henrik and Kesler to feel better about this retarded trade.

Hodgson could've easily been 2nd line center with Kesler and Booth on his wings.

Kassian could easily become Steve Bernier v2.0, good junior stats, big power forward game, no hands, questionable worth ethic.

I would've traded Raymond and whatever picks it took, before i even thought about COHO.

Do you see Pittsburgh trading Jordan Stall, because he's stuck behind Crosby and Malkin?

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Initial reactions to the trade were shock and then anger, but now I'm just looking forward to seeing what Kassian can bring to the team. Hopefully MG sees something in him that most of us are missing.

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This trade goes against the Detroit's model, which is having players who are both skilled and competitive. Hodgson was both. Not too sure about Kassian.

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People are going a little too far with "he never would have gotten top 6 minutes behind Kes and Henrik".

Players move from center to wing all the time. It's so common you don't even really notice. It could have easily happened with Kesler or Hodgson. That's not a good enough reason to trade him for me.

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i get the extremely hypothetical semi-suicidal undertone of people making a cam neely bad trade comparison except:

Coho was no Cam Neely.

Coho was a great budding potential star who like an ensnared unicorn could never fly high here. Now we have:

230lbs of potential power forward badassery who fits a role on this team better.

any cup winning player will tell you the importance of roles

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Finally for f**k sake I'm able to post a comment, been waiting since the news of the trade broke, refreshing page every 5 mins. Had to resort to going to Sabres website to talk to Sabres fans, letting them know what kind of player they are getting.

Anywho... on to what is on my mind.

I really wish the Canucks traded Schroeder and/or Raymond for Kassian instead of CoHo or at least instead waited to swap CoHo for Kassian at the Draft.

It is very possible that Kassian may not be the impact player he is expected to be for us in this years playoffs. I really hope we luck out and he is. He is young and still quite unseasoned. In this scenario we are rushing this Kassian into this role we want him to be for the sake of being tougher and grittier for this years run. This has knee jerk reaction written all over it.

CoHo has progressed very nicely this season in the NHL and has proven he can be an impact player, and has playoff experience from last year so he would know what pace and intense style of game to expect.

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Can someone please verify Kassian's actual size???

Heard from people, including MG, that he is 6'4, 225, some say he is 230....however, on a couple of web site, he is listed as 6'3, and 215 only.

What is his real size??? Anyone knows?

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Can someone please verify Kassian's actual size???

Heard from people, including MG, that he is 6'4, 225, some say he is 230....however, on a couple of web site, he is listed as 6'3, and 215 only.

What is his real size??? Anyone knows?

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Hey guys I'm down in australia big fan! Just wanted to know what the point difference between Cody and Zack when in AHL? Hard to find out my way hahaha

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I like Kassian but I really think we overpayed for him. We should have gotten someone by the likes of Nash for Cody Hodgson (Coho+Ballard + Raymond ) Regardless I do believe that CoHo deserved more minutes and is likely going to be a top 6 forward in Buffalo (which is what he deserves). As soon as I saw the other trade I knew COHO was gonna be outta here. Tough TOUGH day to be a Canucks fan. If we were going to trade Coho from the beginning we should have gotten way more for him. Possible Franchise centre and future captain. Ugh this sucks! Anyways welcome to the team Kassian!

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Brutal Trade! I have always supported MG even with the Ballard trade, but no more, if Kassian fails to bring anything to the Canucks this post season I hope that spells the end of MG. You think May Ray is a whipping boy when he is not producing? Kassian has 1 assist in his last 17 games if he continues at that production level I hope MG is run out of town by true Canuck fans, if Av had a hand in this then he should go too.

My prediction is Canucks get bounced in the second round.

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We traded Rookie of the Year for who?

Over on the Sabres forum, Zack Kassian has been described as inconsistent, underwhelming, and not living up to expectations. Over here, Hodgson receives nothing but praises time after time.

We already have Byron Bitz as our big-body power forward. Sure, we could use another big-body forward, but NOT at the expense of Cody Hodgson.

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6'4" 225lbs doesn't come along very often. I like the trade alot. Even if hodson goes on to be an 80 point player, he never would have been that here behind kes and hank.

Kasian was a 13th overall pick and a power foward with skill like this is just SO HARD to find let alone land. Very rare in this leage.

We will learn to love this kid. Trust me.

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