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#151 Blömqvist

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

Maybe we got the Naslund.

Buffalo's thinking the same thing with Kassian.

That's the thing when trading prospect for prospect, you don't know if one or both or none of them pan out. I'd much rather trade Hodgson and more for a proven power forward than another prospect.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Buffalo's thinking the same thing with Kassian.


True, many Buffulo fans are happy to be getting Cody, but are not happy to lose Kassassin in the process. Trading a power forward can bite you hard down the line. These guys don't grow on trees.

Edited by TimberWolf, 27 February 2012 - 10:29 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Regardless of my opinion, I think the fact that there are so many CDCers enraged over MG's move will likely mean that Kassian will do just fine in Vancouver.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

Do you think Kassian is good enough defensively? Yes, he has the size, strength, and grit of a shutdown player but is the shutdown in this player?

I think if the coaches want him to play that way he will. Maybe just tell him to go hit everything that moves and with his skill chances will come too. I mean you could try him out with Kesler and Booth as well see what happens. And maybe some 2nd PP time, get his body in front of the net.

I dunno, the trade was a gamble but it has potential to be just what we need.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

People have been comparing this to the Cam Neely trade, but the thing is, WE are getting a Cam Neely.

Edit: that's not to say they get a flop, just that I don't think we did.


Very possibly true .. let us hope so .. I am optimistic about this trade, beyond the fact I am a Cody fan ..
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

boy i am glad i finally got onto this site to help me figure out what i think of this trade. And i personally want to thank you all for helping me




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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

People have been comparing this to the Cam Neely trade, but the thing is, WE are getting a Cam Neely.

Edit: that's not to say they get a flop, just that I don't think we did.


Well it's kinda funny you bring that up. Pederson was not a bad player in Boston. Just soft but offesive upside while Neely was a big guy that hadn't come into his own yet.

waitaminute......

Though honestly, I expect that Coho will light the lamp in Buffalo, as I expect Kasassin will become important to our team in his way.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

I loved having CoHo too, and I'm shocked that he was traded. But this trade is the ideal situation for CoHo and the Canucks. We should be happy for him.

And it sucks that Zack is going to be welcomed into a new city with "Oh, you're that guy we gave up Hodgson for." I'm excited to see what he brings to the table.

And I'll continue to support Coho in Buffalo as well. He's joining our Eastern conference, estranged-at-expansion brother.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0

Edited by Captain Hindsight, 27 February 2012 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:38 PM

He'll be a great player in the next few years. He has an unlimited ceiling which is great. The only problem is that the Canucks may have lost their chance at the cup this year. The Sedins will be shut-down and Kesler isn't exactly the most consistent playoff performer. The lack of offensive depth is going to be scary especially if Kassian is not ready to play in the NHL.


we went to game 7 last year .. coho had no part in that
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:39 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0


Are you applying "fore site"?? .. how unusual of you .. B)
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:39 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall... Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall.... Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0


Except that Kassian plays nothing like Taylor Pyatt. He's ornery.

Plus he looks like Russell Brand.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0

Kassian has a Memorial Cup...
How many big hits/fights did Pyatt get into?

Kassian > Pyatt
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

This trade reminds me of Linden for Bertuzzi, McCabe and a third. Not that they are the same calibre of players but there is an emotional attachment to the player involved, all in all, as with the Linden trade, it could prove to be a good hockey move.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

we went to game 7 last year .. coho had no part in that

haha yeah he played 12 games had 1 assist and was minus 4 :P If Kassian plays like that our city will riot again...
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

Except that Kassian plays nothing like Taylor Pyatt. He's ornery.

Plus he looks like Russell Brand.


Katy Perry to Vancouver (e5)





oh wait.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0


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I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

To be honest, a bottom six of

Higgins - Pahlsson - Kassian
Lapierre - Malhotra - Hansen

is better than a bottom six of

Higgins - Hodgson - Hansen
Lapierre - Malhotra - Bitz

I say scratch Raymond to have a line up that looks like:

Daniel - Henrik - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Higgins
Hansen - Pahlsson - Kassian
Lapierre - Malhotra - Reinprecht

I'd be much more comfortable going into the playoffs with that line up than one with Raymond in it.


im with the mullet on this one :)
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:47 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0


Pyatt was taken 8th overall in one of the weakest draft years in NHL history.

Kassian was taken 13th overall in a very strong draft that included players like Tavares, Hedman, Duchene, Kane, Ekman-Larsson, Kulikov, and Johansson.

Kassian was also a world junior star and won a memorial cup. Pyatt did not.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

hate this tade..

I like what Cody Hodgson was bringing to our team. More of our games this year have not been finished in regulation. They're always close one goal- games that we somehow pull off a win. Cody Hodgson has been able to help us score goals in moments when we need em. We waited 3 years and he's now becoming decent in his rookie season. He had a bright future and lots of potential...2 years from now this will be regret...

On the other hand Zack Kassian.... He's as experienced or less experienced than Cody, and people think he's gonna like make a difference in the playoffs because he's a "tough" defenseman? he's 21 and i doubt he's really gonna have that big of an impact during the playoffs. We dont know how he'll cope on our team compared to Cody. who imo was better for this moment's playoffs, and better for the future.


I was as shocked as anyone when I heard CoHo had been traded. However, I watched Kassian play in some Sabres games when he was called up to fill in for some injured Sabres. I was impressed with what I saw. Good skater, good puck handler and a potential beast. He delivered some hits that knocked a few opponents for a loop and never even phased him. IMO, if he is given a chance, he is a good fit for the Canucks. I am sorry to see CoHo go, but as several other posters have noted, you have to give something to get something. In time, once the shock has worn off, I believe we fans will be glad these trades happened

And by the way,sulihpoeht...Kassian is a forward, not a defenseman.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

This trade reminds me of Linden for Bertuzzi, McCabe and a third. Not that they are the same calibre of players but there is an emotional attachment to the player involved, all in all, as with the Linden trade, it could prove to be a good hockey move.


..... Linden came back :bigblush:
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

I think we should have a true shutdown line in our bottom 6.

_______ ~ Pahlsson ~ Hansen

Fill that LW spot with one of Lapierre, Malhotra, or Reinprecht. I haven't seen Kassian play nor do I know about his defensive capabilities to include him in that list.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

Taylor Pyatt 6'4 228lbs, 1 round draft, 8th overall...

Kassian 6'3 214 lbs 1st round draft 13th overall....

Kassian is... Taylor Pyatt 2.0


yes because every player around pyatts size drafted near him will turn out exactly like him!

by your logic all 1st overall centres (nugent hopkins) will turn out like patrick stefan. See how stupid that logic is? yes that is the crap you spew from your mouth.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

On the 1996 NHL trade deadline the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Markus Naslund to the Vancouver Canucks for Alek Stojanov. Stojanov played only 107 games in the NHL recording a whopping 7 points. Naslund became the face of the Canucks both and on and off the ice. I hope to God that we didn't trade away a Naslund.


Stojanov is a totally different player than Kassian...Stojanov couldnt score if his life depended on it. He had one good year in the minors when he was drafted and then sucked after that while in the minors and his brief stint in the NHL...at least Kassian has 77 points last year with the Spitfires and is an ACTUAL prospect not like Stojanov was...

and, yes we might have traded away a possible future goal scorer, but we needed to add real toughness to our lineup

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

we went to game 7 last year .. coho had no part in that


keep in mind, the Sedins and Kesler had MUCH better seasons last year. we've been getting by on balanced scoring this year. our Balanced scoring attack took an arrow to the knee today.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:53 PM

In the next few years we could have...........

Jensen X player Kassasin.........that line would be great I hoped speed skill grit size

I'd like to see it as this:
Sedin Sedin Jensen
Booth Kesler Kassian
Higgins Schroeder Burrows
Bitz Lapierre Hansen

I don't see Malhotra and Pahlsson staying around beyond the next two years and hopefully Schroeder has upped his game by then. That'd give us a very good checking line with speed. Hopefully Bitz is still around as well, but depending on deals, we could have different spots open.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

keep in mind, the Sedins and Kesler had MUCH better seasons last year. we've been getting by on balanced scoring this year. our Balanced scoring attack took an arrow to the knee today.


Yea and Higgins and Hansen have ben a big part of that.

I don't think Lapierre can bring everything that Hodgson brought offensively, but he's no slouch. He can bring some offense while bringing physicality and being a pest.

I think we're more rounded offensively and defensively now, plus we got tougher.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Just watched about 12 Kassian fights, didn't lose one. This guy throws with mean intentions too.

Throw in his hits and ability to score....I'm excited to say the least.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

keep in mind, the Sedins and Kesler had MUCH better seasons last year. we've been getting by on balanced scoring this year. our Balanced scoring attack took an arrow to the knee today.

I guess guys are going to have to step up...I'm confident that Booth, Higgins, Raymond, Hansen and Kassian can step up and provide plenty of secondary offence. Lappiere, Malholtra and Palsson will no doubt get some too. Plus I think we have one of the highest scoring defence cores in the league. And I mean we do have the highest scoring team in the league...so even losing Hodgson and adding Kassian and Pahlsson's goals we'd still be one of the top scoring teams...
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

This trade is huge when it comes to post season matchups in the oppositions barn. AV won't have to line match to keep Cody away from certain matchups. All 4 centers will be able to hold their own against the likes of Joe Thornton, Kopitar, Richards, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Backes, and toews. Our team is good when Henrik is one of our weaker defensive centers
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