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#91 SEAN HARNETT

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:02 PM

send him to the AHL to develop, hoping he can carry a line all by himself and then bring him up for the playoffs.

my expectations:
-40 something pts if in the A, 10 fights 7 win 2 draw 1 loss, impact player
-20 something pts if with the big club, 5-10 fights, top 9 role


He was a point per game guy in the AHL..... He will never play another game in the AHL again, he will do his growing with the big club now!
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#92 thehamburglar

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

Get physical. Get 20-25 points. Get in better shape.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

I DON'T CARE, I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR KASSIAN VERSUS THE BRUINS! :frantic:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

45 goals, 40 assists, league leader in hits, 12 fights, 11 wins (1 draw against chara), and a stanley cup ring


If all these things happen exactly like you said, I want you to pm me 7 numbers of your choice all under 50.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

If all these things happen exactly like you said, I want you to pm me 7 numbers of your choice all under 50.


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It's only 6 numbers, but I guarentee it will win you the lottery. Just ask Hugo Reyes.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

should play the 3rd line next year. will be a 2nd liner later.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

100 goals and 500 points or bust.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

100 goals and 500 points or bust.


Seems reasonable.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

45 goals, 40 assists, league leader in hits, 12 fights, 11 wins (1 draw against chara), and a stanley cup ring


Cody hodgson who??
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

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It's only 6 numbers, but I guarentee it will win you the lottery. Just ask Hugo Reyes.

If I do I'll buy you Keith Ballard, Willie Mitchell, Tanner Glass, Trevor Linden, Alex Edler and Kyle Wellwood jerseys

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

He will get third line minutes and play on the third line primarily. So not too much can be expected.....10 goals, +10, 150 pims, maybe even a couple of stints with the wolves.....if need be.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

If Raymond is on the second line next year im gonna croak.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

I don't know. I want him to develop in the AHL and be a top 6 player, but he will probably be a 4th liner on the big club.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Zack Kassian expectations for next season; so great that he'll fail.

He will be thrown under a bus as soon as one appears.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

PIMs

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

It's still the same coach isn't it?

Expect to spend very little time on the ice and next to none in the third period. Be pigeon holed into a grinder or be sent to the AHL.

Which is a shame since he is clearly a very skilled passer that if used correctly could be quite successful. Unfortunately I don't think he will be placed in a situation to succeed very often, if at all.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

If I do I'll buy you Keith Ballard, Willie Mitchell, Tanner Glass, Trevor Linden, Alex Edler and Kyle Wellwood jerseys


Deal. Get back to me on this

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

AHL to develop into the player that we hope he can be for years to come


This, let the kid develop. We don't want to develop him into a 3rd or 4th line guy we want to develop him into a top 6 power forward. You could see flashes of it but he needs time to refine his game and get his wings under him.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

need to use him in a top 6 roll , if he isnt there then atleast a shutdown roll , i dont want too see him get 4th line minutes , if there going to try that again just send him to the wolves where he can play good minutes

hopefully he gets in on that second line
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

I want kassian to be more physical and create scoring chances.
If he plays well as a fourth line winger during the first part of the season then he should be moved to the third line with hansen.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

I want kassian to be more physical and create scoring chances.
If he plays well as a fourth line winger during the first part of the season then he should be moved to the third line with hansen.


I agree with the poster above me. Don't care if he has 10 pts as long as he's consistent with his physicality and makes progress with his puck control, passing and scoring chances. Anything above that is bonus.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Booth
Kassian-Kesler-Burrows
Jensen-Schroeder-Higgins
Hansen-Lapierre-Raymond
Malhotra

That is a slick sad/small lineup.


sorry i think that is a horrible line up. kassian showed us basically nothing in the later part of the year last year. he is clearly NOT ready. why are we rushing this kid. he needs to go to chicago.

Schroeder, i am a huge fan of his and i hope he proves me wrong, but he has shown us basically nothing so far. i think i remember macT talking about his attitude and commitment, and his need to work harder - so there is no way he is centering our third line atm

raymond on the 4th line LOL.

your lineuo basically transforms the canucks into a single line team.

thank god we have a decent defence core and goaltender, because our forwards are looking slim right now (with kesler out too)
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

MAKE THE TEAM! Remember guys the kid is only 21 and big power forwards take time to develop into stars. We cannot judge Gillis on this trade yet. He doesn't have to put up big points or fill a big role on the second line next year. We should give him opportunities to do so but not force him into pressure situations.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:11 PM

Depends on a few things obviously - if the Canucks sign Doan, Kassian's top six opportunities will be significantly less, barring injury. If the Canucks don't sign/acquire another top six player, I could see Kassian moving up and down the lineup again, quite effectively - he and Hansen are the only natural right wings on the roster.

I fundamentally disagree with people who suggest he looked lost last year - he hasn't had the seasoning of the AHL, but IMO he is ready for the NHL and showed that in his short stint with the Canucks - he wasn't consistent, but he arrived in a new town, joined a contender in the playoff stretch, was replacing "the future captain of the Canucks", and was shuffled through the lineup - but one thing was consistent - the young guy can and will play at both ends of the ice, and that makes him a low risk young player. He was already more responsible than the player he was traded for and if you look at his numbers, his relative corsi was +1.8, whereas Hodgson was -6.8. I love the acquisition of Kassian.

With all the things Kassian has going for him, he can contribute whether he is scoring consistently or not, which is why I think he has a great chance of staying in the NHL and developing very nicely along the lines that Kesler, Burrows and Hansen did. Did anyone else notice who had the biggest smile on his face the day of the trade deadline? It was AV - and not just because the Canucks were moving Hodgson - AV no doubt loves what he sees in Kassian, and why wouldn't he. Kassian may not hit Bertuzzi scoring numbers until he is 25, but he also won't take until his mid thirties and a move to the Red Wings to learn how to play hockey on his side of the blueline. I love Bert, but he was an atrocity in his own end - he camped at the blueline waiting for the breakout when he was physically capable of making Morrison's job so much easier. The West Coast Express had a weak spot - it was being fore-checked hard - between a smaller center in Morrison and two one-way forwards in Naslund and Bertuzzi, that weakness cost a lot, particularly when teams started to put that formula together.

I think Kassian has the opportunity to be a skys-the-limit type of player - this year all I expect is that he shows up in shape, works hard, and continues where he left off last year. Good decisions with the puck, skates hard, smart level of aggression, takes his cue from his leaders and doesn't try to do too much. Won't be surprised if he has a very good season.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

The way I see it, this season will unfold in 1 of two ways.

If the Canucks do not acquire a proven top 6 guy via trade or FA (versteeg, weise, doan, etc), they will go with a youth movement. And to be honest, I'm not against it. I think this oragnization is at a pretty interesting stage, where many prospects are now at NHL level...but we also want to win a cup NOW.

Expectations for Kassian are top 6. He needs to be a physical force, and put the puck in the net. This is the lineup I want without any FA signings/trades...


Sedin-Sedin-Booth
Kassian-Kesler-Burrows
Jensen-Schroeder-Higgins
Hansen-Lapierre-Raymond
Malhotra

That is a slick lineup.


Personally i dont see kassian cracking the roster this year a full time player. Unless he picks up his game big time. I personally see the team right now as.

Sedin- Sedin- Burrows
Raymond/Higgins-Kesler- Booth
Raymond/Higgins- Lapierre- Hansen
Pinizotto- Malhotra- Jensen/ Kassian

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Higgins Kesler Hodgson
Sturm Malhotra Hansen
Sammuelson Lapiere Oreskovich

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Tanev Ballard
Luongo Schnieder





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