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Expectiations for Kassian?

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

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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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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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I say 14 goals 20 assists on the 3rd line

OR

28g 32a with the Sedins :D

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

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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.

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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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Sedin sedin Kassian

Booth Kesler burrows

Raymond Higgins Hansen

Malhotra Lappierre weise

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Was going to make a new thread but saw this one instead, and it'll do the trick.

News 1130 Sports just tweeted a few updates after speaking with Kassian:

- #Canucks forward Zack Kassian just told CKWX that he needs a good training camp to make the team.

- In his 17 games last year with #Canucks, Kassian realized how good the Canucks are and how hard the players work at the NHL level.

- Kassian says if he can make the #Canucks roster it would be a dream come true. Says he wants to make a name for himslef this season.

- Canucks gotta love the fact Kassian working hard and not taking spot on roster for granted.

- Kassian says #Canucks told him to work hard this summer, put lots of hours in the gym and on the ice he says he has done that in Windsor.

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Was going to make a new thread but saw this one instead, and it'll do the trick.

News 1130 Sports just tweeted a few updates after speaking with Kassian:

Glad to hear he's so committed and recognizes he has to be better to stick.

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I'd love to see him on the 1st line with the twins. If not I would like to see the following lineup barring any trades:

Sedin Sedin Booth - scoring

Hansen Kesler Burrows - checking/energy

Higgins Schroeder Kassian - scoring

Raymond Malhotra Lapierre -checking

Two checking lines and two scoring lines. I think Higgins would be great alongside the youngsters.

Our fourth line is relied on a lot defensively w/Malhotra, so having Kassian there isn't a very good idea. I also wouldn't mind this lineup:

Sedin Sedin Burrows - scoring

Booth Kesler Higgins - scoring

Hansen Malhotra Raymond - checking

Kassian Lapierre Pinnizotto/Weise - energy

Any way you slice it we can't have Malhotra and Kassian on the same line.

If he is given a top 6 role with some PP time, then 20 goals, 20 assists, 80+ hits and 5+ fights. If he is given a 4th line energy role w/ some offensive opps then 10 goals, 10 assists, 100+ hits and 8+ fights.

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Personally I'd like to see more toughness out of him...besides one glancing taste of his fight vs Brad Staubitz, we haven't really seen his fully tenacity and brutefullness.

To be a consistent player on the roster, hes got to display more physicallity and toughness, thats what he was brought in for...well lets see more of it than.

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As many points as Hodgson gets.

lol

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I highly doubt Raymond will be a part of this team next year, MG didn't want to lose him for nothing so i'm sure he was simply re-signed to be traded. As for kassian, he's still young and will continue to develop but it will take a lot of work as he already knows.

I still think MG did a good thing in trading CoHo, i doubt he wanted any part of the media circus we have in vancouver or the pressure to become a superstar instantly. I'm sure he wanted to be closer to his family as well, nevermind all the crap that happened around his injury. There was a lot in it all but it's over now so i certainly hope Kass fits in with the team.

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