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Kassian Is Not Nhl Ready!

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Thanks for your insight, i'll disagree with your opinion that he will never amount to much in the NHL though.

I think he obviously feels a bit overwhelmed at times with the pace, flow, and intensity of the NHL. What rookie doesn't?

As of tonight, Zack Kassian has 45 games on his NHL record. Thats nothing. I was reading an interview with Jagr on NHL.com about how well the rookie Flyer team has done this year. He quoted an old pittsburgh coach who said after you play 50 games in this league you're no longer a rookie.

He wasn't brought in to be an immediate impact player, especially on the scoreboard. He played on the edge tonight and it was great. He got called for a weak charging penalty, but crap happens. He's improving, thats all we can expect.

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Thanks for your insight, i'll disagree with your opinion that he will never amount to much in the NHL though.

I think he obviously feels a bit overwhelmed at times with the pace, flow, and intensity of the NHL. What rookie doesn't?

As of tonight, Zack Kassian has 45 games on his NHL record. Thats nothing. I was reading an interview with Jagr on NHL.com about how well the rookie Flyer team has done this year. He quoted an old pittsburgh coach who said after you play 50 games in this league you're no longer a rookie.

He wasn't brought in to be an immediate impact player, especially on the scoreboard. He played on the edge tonight and it was great. He got called for a weak charging penalty, but crap happens. He's improving, thats all we can expect.

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Even if I accept your argument that Kassian will be a good player the fact is Cody was a player who was already contributing offensively for the Canucks. Like it or not the Canucks window is closing as the Sedins have already peaked out as players and if they were to trade Cody which they certainly didn't have to they should have got someone who is more ready to contribute now. I think the Canucks brass simply misjudged how ready Kassian was if they thought he could make an impact in this years playoffs and if they didn't think he could they should have had waited until after this season to make the trade.

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A) The trade(s) may not have been available in the off-season

B) We have enough potential trades for the summer to acquire new assets

C) Let's not dwell on what could have been, lets think about what we have and how it will work

D) I agree the offensive depth Cody gave us was huge during the regular season. That can't be assumed it would have carried over into the playoffs.

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Umm, wrong. Our window is not closing. We've got a solid team with a great development program for our prospects. If anything our window is still wide open with how well we train our prospects. When the Sedins are done, we should have guys waiting in Chicago to step up, as well as Kassian. We're not some garbage bubble team who has one lucky year then drops off to nothing the next year.

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We don't have that many potential trades. Really Schneider is the Canucks only marketable asset.But if a team offers him $4 Million per on a offer sheet the Canucks will be hardpressed to match and all the Canucks will get get back is a first and third round pick.

If they trade Luongo instead his salary will mean they will only be able to get a high priced underacheiving veteran in return.

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The line between this years Canucks and the barely make the playoffs Kings really isn't that big as you can see. The Canucks farm is considered one of the weakest in the NHL so don't expect much help in the immediate future..

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Cody hodgson isn't playoff ready. Paulson is 10 times better defensively and strength wise. Hodgson would've been in the press box.

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He definitely would be pahlsson took his job on the third line and he's going to bitch and moan to his daddy if he's on the 4th line.

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