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#1 WHFproductions

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:09 AM

Ever since the trade people have just hated Zack Kassian because of what we traded for him..
We basically traded a guy who can put the puck in the net, who couldn't play D well, who wasn't very good on faceoffs for a guy who can add lots of toughness to our team, and is very good defensivly and also judging from his play in junior he is great on the offense as well. It might take him a little longer to devolope because he does have a bigger role then Hodgson ever did, but I honestly think that this man can be one a great player for our team in the near future. He can fight, score, pass, and play D.

My expectations for him in the next seaon are: I hope the canucks put him on the 3rd line to start with( if he even makes the roster, a season in the AHL wouldnt be bad either) and have him play with Lappiere and jannik hansen. Players who play a very similar style to him. I think that would be a great line . toughness,speed,scoring, great forcheckers.

If he does play on that line I would expect around 7-10 goals, around 15-20 assists and a few fights.
I think when this kid is fully devopled he will be great asset to our team .

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:15 AM

He"ll be given every opportunity to prove himself and be a top six forward in pre-season (if there is pre-season). If he doesn't play up to par or more, a year or so in the AHL wouldn't hurt.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:29 AM

50g50a or bust

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN

Klatt, Carter and Burrows all profited immensely from playing with the Sedins, though none were adequate in standing up for them.

The Sedins cannot be pushed around like that their whole career. It mist stop
Promptly. They are finess players who can stand up on their ownstandard not tought to stand up for themselves or the team; you're not going to see Daniel defend any player a majorly rough altercation.

Putting Kassian on their line can create a lot of noise around the league and can easily make all of us forget fast, a kid who didn't want to play on the West Coast.

No more would the opponent even think of coming close to the Sedins and harass them. Kind of like Bertuzzi was to Naslund and Morrison. It is needed. As much as Burrows can score on what the Sedins dish out, so ought Kassian.

Gillis has put a lot of faith in Kassian. Let's see why this kid's got.

On a side note: is it not ironic how Hodgson's back was "misdiagnosed" and Raymond's broken back was "fixed"? lol

Edited by GHL, 15 August 2012 - 02:01 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

If he's off the 4th then I'm happy, it means his development is on track.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN

Klatt, Carter and Burrows all profited immensely from playing with the Sedins, though none were adequate in standing up for them.

The Sedins cannot be pushed around like that their whole career. It mist stop
Promptly. They are finess players who can stand up on their ownstandard not tought to stand up for themselves or the team; you're not going to see Daniel defend any player a majorly rough altercation.

Putting Kassian on their line can create a lot of noise around the league and can easily make all of us forget fast, a kid who didn't want to play on the West Coast.

No more would the opponent even think of coming close to the Sedins and harass them. Kind of like Bertuzzi was to Naslund and Morrison. It is needed. As much as Burrows can score on what the Sedins dish out, so ought Kassian.

Gillis has put a lot of faith in Kassian. Let's see why this kid's got.

On a side note: is it not ironic how Hodgson's back was "misdiagnosed" and Raymond's broken back was "fixed"? lol

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:17 AM

He'll be given some opportunity on the top 6, but I don't think he'll break out next year yet.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

50g50a or bust

You have got to be kidding, we would be lucky to get that off either of the sedins
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

You have got to be kidding, we would be lucky to get that off either of the sedins


pfft, he's useless unless he gets 90+ points

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:55 AM

10 goals 10 assists
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:52 AM

10 goals, 20 points would be perfect for a 3rd/4th liner.

He could always break out and score 20, lots of other young guys in his position have in the past so why not? He's pretty low on our winger depth chart though, so it would take a few injuries up front for Kassian to get top-6 minutes:

Daniel > Burrows > Booth > Higgins > Hansen > Raymond > Kassian
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:56 AM

pfft, he's useless unless he gets 90+ points


90? Pfft. He has to score at least 110.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:49 AM

I think 15G 15A should be attainable for him. That said I won't be judging him solely on his offensive stats. More-so it will be his defensive and physical play that I will judge more than anything.

But really it depends on how he's used. Does he get PP time? Top 6 minutes? Cody minutes? Manny minutes? That will all factor into it.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:57 AM

He"ll be given every opportunity to prove himself and be a top six forward in pre-season (if there is pre-season). If he doesn't play up to par or more, a year or so in the AHL wouldn't hurt.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

A year in the AHL wouldn't be bad, so he can play first line minutes, improve, and dominate.. But I imagine if he makes the team or is on the Wolves, he'll still manage to suit up, or get called up, for 40+ NHL games this season

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:11 AM

10 goals, 10 assists, 200 hits.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

pfft, he's useless unless he gets 90+ points


Sounds about right..
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:27 AM

I'd like to see Kassian do what we brought him in to do, I don't know that this will be his year to break-into that role..

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:35 AM

any less than raymond then he is a bust

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

I'm not expecting a lights out superstar like some did when he arrived. My expectation is that he will settle in and find his groove here and, hopefully, contribute. I imagine he'll be more of a presence as the dust settles and he does adjust to find his role. He seemed a little tentative/unsure and I'm sure that will all be worked out as familiarity comes into play.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:21 AM

It really depends.

Which line does he play on? Does he make the team, or start in the AHL?
If he does make the third line, probably 12-15 goals, 30-35pts, while getting comfortable being a consistent physical presence.

I'm stoked about this acquisition. You could see what he brings, but conditioning was certainly an issue.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

35 points, and a litany of bone-crushing hits.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:03 AM

Comes onto the Sedin line now and then like Bitz briefly did. But 'youth hater' AV will keep him on the 4th line for most of the season.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

I wouldn't mind a 4th line of Weise-Lapps-Kassian, that's a pretty good looking 4th, all willing to drop em, young and offensively capable. Just need to give them a few more minutes per game, especially after gaining leads or in a bang and crasher. A few turns in the top 9 would be cool too.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

I say 14 goals 20 assists on the 3rd line

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28g 32a with the Sedins :D
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

realistically... 12 goals 15 assists

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

I think he'll see much time on the 2nd line with Kes and Booth somewhere in the season.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

Correct no hockey lockout: american greed, Fans should go into entertainment talks (labour talks) to lower prices I am not just talking about the rich fans but the fans at the lower income levels so it makes it fair across the the board.


Why would they lower ticket prices when we've sold out every game for ever

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

His production will depend on a) which line he plays on, and B) whether he gets any PP time.

He could make top 6 out of camp, in which case 40 pt and 200 hit season would be more than great in his stage of development.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

Sedin sedin Kassian
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