Fair enough COHO ain't exact 6,3 230! However i think these arguments are in many ways flawed.
The leading hitter on the Canucks is Lappy. He has 178 hits in 63 games. or 2.83 hits per game, averaging just over 11 TOI per game. He also has 7 fighting majors, scrapping in just over 11% of all games this year. He has 118PIM averaging 1.87pim/gm
Zach Kassian on the other hand has 39 hits in 27 games or 1.44 hits per game, averaging 12 TOI per game, he has 2 fighting majors, fighting just 7.5% of all games this year and has accumulated 20PIM averaging 0.74PIM/gm
Info used from: http://espn.go.com/n...lties/count/121
I understand that fighting, hits, and PIM, don't mean 'toughness', but a direct correlation of how you play the game can be deduced.
Also, Lappy was acquired for a 3rd round pick
Kassian was acquired for well... you know
To finish this point, toughness does not have to be acquired by trading your rookie of the year candidate, and IMO a point-a-game player in a couple years.
Travis Moen for 2nd round Pick? Raymond for Moen straight up?
Other ways to acquire this much desired toughness!
Second argument: "CoHo has Nowhere to play behind Kes and Dan, and will always have a limited role, with limited Ice time".
Cant the theory of having Schneids for Luo, be applied for having Coho as inexpensive insurance policy of sorts, god forbid injury to Kes or Dan. A guy to step into a top 6 role at the drop of the hat?
Ask Pittsburgh with Crosby, Malkin and Stall how that's working out.
I also feel like people don't truly understand the Loss of offensive Production with CoHo gone.
As much as i love Kes this aint a knock on him, just illustrating the offensive prowess of CoHo
Ryan Kesler has 19 goals in 58 games or .32 goals per game. He also Averages just over 20 TOI per game with a total of 1,163:10 Minutes on the ice this season. Averaging 1 goal for every 61 minutes of ice time. Not to mention averaging 3.26 TOI of PP time/gm with 7 of his goals coming on the PP, playing with Hank and Dank.
Coho has 16 goals in 63 games or .25 goals per game. He averaged just 12.43 TOI per game with a total of 801:56 Minutes of ice time averaging 1 goal for every 50 minutes of ice time. CoHo played 1:50 TOI of PP time and had a remarkable 5 ppg, in limited time without the sedins.
Info used from: http://www.nhl.com/i...wName=timeOnIce
Cody Hodgson this year is a much more efficient goal scorer than Kes. Obviously Kes brings incredible intangibles to the game but loosing this kind of offense to you lineup cannot be understated.
I completely understand that sometime hard decisions have to be made, but trading away this stud, for an unproven guy who has 3 career NHL goals stings a little. Obviously stats can be deceiving but they help gain a better understanding of what a player brings to the table.
Hopefully GMMG proves me wrong and we can laugh at this, like the "get rid of burrows thread from 2008" when Kassian is lighting it up as the Canucks version of "Lucic 2.0!"
But for right now this one just stings!
Edited by MacdeesSnipinGs, 27 February 2012 - 11:47 PM.