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my question is for the season do we have kassian on the fourth line the third line the 2nd line or maybe playing on the first with the sedins i think we should give him a chance with kesler and booth

daniel henrik burrows

booth kesler kassian

higgins lapierre hansen

weise malhotra raymond

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Depends on the Luongo situation and what we acquire from that deal and from Free Agency (Arnott?).

Right now this is what we have:

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Booth - Kesler - Higgins

Raymond - Lapierre - Hansen

Volpatti - Malhotra - Kassian

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no way first liner for kass.

probably 3rd line

how bout this

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows

Booth-Kesler-Higgins

Kassian-Lappy-Hansen

Raymond-Malhotra-Volpatti

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I'd like to see him on the 3rd line.

Needs more ice time than he will get on the 4th, and isn't skilled enough to be on the 2nd yet.

Every once in a while throw him on the PP with the Sedins.

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IF there is a season of course.

I think Kass can have Raymond's spot on the 2nd/3rd line. Gillis said bigger and younger, not softer and useless.

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Their is no season this year.

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You don't know that. And its there*.

I think if Kassian is ready for top six minutes, put him with Kesler and Booth. I remember MG saying that Zack could be our Dustin Brown/Dustin Byfuglien type of player if he's given the opportunity.

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I wouldn't mind putting Kassian on the 2nd line for the beginning of the season. i think that line will need a spark with Kesler out, so maybe just maybe Kassian will be that spark.

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Kassian infront of the net either with the twins or Booth,and Kesler I think could do some damage. esp against teams like LA, Boston, Nashville that have great D and a great Goalie.

Maybe practice this all year and use it in the playoffs if it seems to work.

aslo wouldn't mind seeing a trial of Kassian ,Lappy ,Burrows on the third for a few games.

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I'd say he has the tools to be a 2nd liner, just has to earn it

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if we dont sign Doan then i would expect him to be on the 2nd line to start and see how he does there.

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Weise-Malholtra-Kassian

Booth-Kesler-Higgins

Hansen-Lapierre-Raymond

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows

that way when both team plays their 4th line, we will have an advantage

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What line he plays on shouldn't depend on his skill level, it should depend on how well he plays and with whom. If he somehow starts playing like a young Bertuzzi, then by all means the guy should be given high minutes. Too bad AV isn't that kind of coach.

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It's kind of an unfortunate situation because Kassian would be far better off developing on the 3rd and 2nd lines, the problem is... he isn't really better than any of our 3rd or 2nd liners right now. Perhaps if someone slumps or gets injured he can play on those lines, but I see him sitting on the 4th this season.

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In my opinion he will get started on the second line. And be given some time.

- There is no way the play him on 4th line, he would get put in AHL and play first line instead.

- He is one of TWO right wingers that we have, the other being hansen who plays on the third line.

- Not good enough for first line yet, maybe gets a few shots during extraneous circumstances.

So by using powers of deduction we can then extrapolate that he will not play on the 1st 3rd or 4th lines.

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