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Kassian Or Jensen

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  1. 1. Assuming no one comes via free agency, and booth and burrows stay in the top six which of these two players will get the final top six spot?

    • Kassian ( Jensen will be sent down to junior )
    • Jensen ( Kassian will be sent to the AHL )
    • Too early to tell ( comes down to whoever has the best training camp )
    • Neither ( both will not make the team )

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If either Kassian or Jensen make the team next season they will be playing top six minutes. Kassian will

not develop playing 4th line minutes and there is no way Jensen will be brought up to play an 8 min a

night crash and bang role. Yes, we all know AV hates playing young players but after what happened with the whole Hodgson thing Gillis will definetly have talk with AV about letting the younger guys plays. Yes they will make mistakes playing that many minutes but learning from mistakes is how young guys develop. AV needs to understand that we have enough vetrans and leaders on the team to make up for the youngs guys' mistakes or at least soften the blow of them.

Zack Kassian - While both players are considered big power forwards who are roughly the same size and weight, they both play a different style of play. Kassian is being groomed to be a Milan Lucic stlye power forward. A guy who has skill and good hands but relys more on his size, strength and aggressivness to literally force the puck in the net. Most of the goals Kassian will get will come from screening the goalie, tapping in rebounds, and deflecting shots, as well as wrist shots and sla. shots that focus more on power and speed rather than accuarcy. He is the ideal player to put with the Sedins IF he is ready. This offseason, training camp, pre-season, and for proably the first few games of the season he will get every chance tp prove he can play with Danny and Hank. In the end I think that Kassian gets the last top six spot but is playing on Kes' line.

Nicklas Jensen - While both players are considered big power forwards who are roughly the same size and weight, they both play a different style of play. Jensen is being groomed to be more a Bobby Ryan or Rick Nash type power forward. A guy who does have size and strength but relys more on his skill to finesse the puck in. Most of the goals Jensen will score will be by deking the puck into the the net or using his accurate shot to snipe the puck in. He has also been reaved for his elite playmaking abilities, a trait that could well suite him on Kesler's lines feeding him and David Booth. However another year of junior would not hurt his development at all, the only way i see Jesen making the team is if he absolutly astounds at traing camp, pre-season and the seven regular seasons games he may or may not get. As well Kassian will have to have a bad traing camp, pre-season, and do next to nothing in the first few regular season games. In the end I think Jensen will go back down for another year of junior.

What do you guys think?

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Kassian. The Canucks are not a team to rush young players into the NHL before they're ready.

Kassian might benefit from some time in the AHL, but he's more ready for prime time than NJ is at this point.

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Considering Kassian is already NHL ready im gnna say him. Hes not top 6 ready but he just needs to get more familiar with everything. I think he'll get it

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I like Jensen a lot more, since he was drafted (before the pre-season hype).

Kassian will get a spoton this team, Gillis will look bad if Kassian is sent down to the minors.

I wouldn't mind seeing both of them on the team. One of the 2nd the other on the 3rd (slide Hansen to the 4th).

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I like Jensen a lot more, since he was drafted (before the pre-season hype).

Kassian will get a spoton this team, Gillis will look bad if Kassian is sent down to the minors.  

I wouldn't mind seeing both of them on the team.  One of the 2nd the other on the 3rd (slide Hansen to the 4th).

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kassian but i doubt he will get much playing time, and jensen will probly go to the ahl for a season

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Jensen will go back to Juniors, despite a decent season, I think people want to see him dominate in the OHL.

Kassian needs AHL ice time, to gain confidents.

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It won't be the first time MG looks bad and won't be the last either. OMG dumbest trade ever.

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I like Jensen a lot more, since he was drafted (before the pre-season hype).

Kassian will get a spoton this team, Gillis will look bad if Kassian is sent down to the minors.

I wouldn't mind seeing both of them on the team. One of the 2nd the other on the 3rd (slide Hansen to the 4th).

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If either Kassian or Jensen make the team next season they will be playing top six minutes. Kassian will

not develop playing 4th line minutes and there is no way Jensen will be brought up to play an 8 min a

night crash and bang role.

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why not both. We need more size up front anyways. both of these guys are over 6' and 200lbs

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