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#181 Squeak

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

very true, and upon further review, his feet didn't leave the ice until he first made contact. i retract my previous statement, clean hit all the way, and a monster one at that.


It's the way a 'big hit' should be.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

It's really nice to see him playing with some aggression and that assist later in the game was a beauty too. Which is what I like to see, a lot of people don't realize that Kassian has always been more of a pass-first type (which is rare for a power-forward).

Signs of good things to come.


even though he was still a bit of a shaking rookie last year i could see he had alot better vision than i expected. All the scouts and his coaches are saying his passing ability is very underrated.

great news for us as we have a shoot first second line centre like kesler. another good thing is his size and physicality might give kesler a chance to settle down and not try to do too much leading to less injuries.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

It's the way a 'big hit' should be.

RIght, and then dropping the gloves on the way up in order to drop the next guy coming at him. Beautiful.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

I hope he doesn't become a pass-first player. I don't want another Joe Thorton. Power forwards as most effective when they crash the net and cause goals.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:09 PM

I hope he doesn't become a pass-first player. I don't want another Joe Thorton. Power forwards as most effective when they crash the net and cause goals.


Yea Joe Thornton is a bum. Couldn't trade him for a bag of pucks....






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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

I hope he doesn't become a pass-first player. I don't want another Joe Thorton. Power forwards as most effective when they crash the net and cause goals.

We have a Joe Thornton on our team? I'd be happy if we had a Joe Thornton in our center position....H. Sedin, Thornton, and Kesler down the middle?! Yeah THAT'S a terrible situation to have...
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The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

Found this the other day on youtube. Sexy pass by Kassian:



EDIT: I see that it has already been posted in this thread, but screw it. It's worth another look.

Edited by Nas19, 15 October 2012 - 11:59 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

Kassian just scored his first goal of the season👍

PP goal: assists to Schroeder and Joslin

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

I hope he doesn't become a pass-first player. I don't want another Joe Thorton. Power forwards as most effective when they crash the net and cause goals.


Yah really wouldn't want a Joe Thornton...
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Kassian just scored his first goal of the season��

PP goal: assists to Schroeder and Joslin

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The beast...HAS AWOKEN! :emot-parrot:
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

I hope he doesn't become a pass-first player. I don't want another Joe Thorton. Power forwards as most effective when they crash the net and cause goals.


Name one power forward in the league that's been more effective than Joe Thornton. Not even Rick Nash can say that lol
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Name one power forward in the league that's been more effective than Joe Thornton. Not even Rick Nash can say that lol

Isnt Jumbo Joe considered more of a big finesse player rather than a powerforward? I would say as a "powerforward" there are tons more effective than Joe. Byfuglien, Backes, Clowe, Lucic. A powerforward is more than getting points. They have to drive the net and be physical. Thornton usually does the opposite.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Name one power forward in the league that's been more effective than Joe Thornton. Not even Rick Nash can say that lol


Of all-time? There's tonnes, so I'm just going to assume that you are talking about right now.

Corey Perry.

And as playboi19 pointed out, Jumbo Joe is not a PF. But if you want to talk Jumbo Joe-type players, Getzlaf, Kopitar and Jagr right now are better than Joe IMO.

Edited by Dasein, 17 October 2012 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

LOL I think you guys are missing my point. I'd rather Kassian try to power his way to the net and be a net presence than to just pass like Henrik. Otherwise his size advantage is wasted, and we might as well have another Henrik. Not saying that Thornton isn't a good player but I think we can all agree he's uneffective in the playoffs and I'd prefer Kassian to be more like Lucic, less Thornton in that respect.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

LOL I think you guys are missing my point. I'd rather Kassian try to power his way to the net and be a net presence than to just pass like Henrik. Otherwise his size advantage is wasted, and we might as well have another Henrik. Not saying that Thornton isn't a good player but I think we can all agree he's uneffective in the playoffs and I'd prefer Kassian to be more like Lucic, less Thornton in that respect.

There's already a big difference between Kassian and Thornton/Sedin. Kassian is a mean person on the ice. He plays the game on the edge where as H.Sedin is even keeled, even if he gets punched.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

LOL I think you guys are missing my point. I'd rather Kassian try to power his way to the net and be a net presence than to just pass like Henrik. Otherwise his size advantage is wasted, and we might as well have another Henrik. Not saying that Thornton isn't a good player but I think we can all agree he's uneffective in the playoffs and I'd prefer Kassian to be more like Lucic, less Thornton in that respect.

Good point. Kassian can pass the puck but I want him to go to the net more. In the same vein if Kassian is crashing the net then Schroeder has to shoot.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'm hoping Kassian is hrowing his weight out there hard to tell Witt amateur highlites
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The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm hoping Kassian is hrowing his weight out there hard to tell Witt amateur highlites


He deff is.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

LOL I think you guys are missing my point. I'd rather Kassian try to power his way to the net and be a net presence than to just pass like Henrik. Otherwise his size advantage is wasted, and we might as well have another Henrik. Not saying that Thornton isn't a good player but I think we can all agree he's uneffective in the playoffs and I'd prefer Kassian to be more like Lucic, less Thornton in that respect.

Did you see the assist he had the other day? Holding a guy a way from the puck while dishing the puck out front. Not a waste of size at all from what I could see.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

Did you see the assist he had the other day? Holding a guy a way from the puck while dishing the puck out front. Not a waste of size at all from what I could see.

just think if the twins had his size.......
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

just think if the twins had his size.......


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:20 PM

kas was in beast mode today, great game from him.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:38 PM

what was his goal like? cant find highlights
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

what was his goal like? cant find highlights

beauty snipe. he came in on the left hand side, went around the dman near the blue line, and fired it over the goalie's short side. mid cheese.

Edited by avelanch, 19 October 2012 - 11:42 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

what was his goal like? cant find highlights


Here's a slow-mo replay of his goal. It's the only highlight I can find of it right now.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

nice, i can see myself in the slow mo replay :P

Edited by avelanch, 19 October 2012 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:45 PM

awesome thanks guys, ill see you at tomorrows game!
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:49 PM

kassian put on a show for the fans tonight. the only thing he sort of does wrong is not focus sometimes. ie.. his line is out there with two minutes left in a 2-2 game and he is concentrating on trying to pick a fight and ignoring the play.

other than that awesome game.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

His shootout goal totally reminded me of big bert. Just the way he skates and handles the puck.

He's pretty agile for a big guy too.

I liked what I saw tonight. ::D
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