Lu is still a franchise player. Recently made an all star appearance, Stanley cup finals, Olympic team, Jennings trophy and presidents trophy, etc etc. Lecav is a long time removed from contributing anything worthy of his rediculous contract. Goaltenders are also known to play at a higher level later in to their careers.
No he isn't. Franchise players don't get summarily dumped by relatively unproven backups/young players. I don't think we'd see Chicago trade Jonathan Toews if Marcus Kruger continues to development nicely. Lu is 33 years old and has lost his job to Cory Schneider. He's a good goalie, still high-end, not a franchise player.
As discussed numerous time with you, Kassian bring A LOT more of the intangibles than MPS. Kassian has 3 times the amount of hits in a 1/3 of the games. The only time MPS has taken off a glove is when he was reaching for a water bottle. So yes, 10/10 GMs would choose Kassian.
But like all the other posters have said you are to dense to accept any type of reasoning but your own.
Your reasoning is weak, like everyone else's on this issue. It's resorting to personally insulting me, which is a pretty clear signal that your argument has no legs to stand on.
Again, I will post the NHL stats:
-Kassian: 44 GP, 4 G, 10 P
-Paajarvi: 121 GP, 17 G, 42 P
Yes, Kassian is a better hitter and a better fighter. Understood. However, it still makes zero sense to call one of them "the next great power forward" and another one of them effectively chopped liver, when the younger guy - Paajarvi - is the one that's accomplished significantly more, to-date, than Kassian has. And BTW, Magnus Paajarvi's listed at 6'2", 205, so this isn't Jan Hlavac we're talking about here.
The argument that 10/10 GMs would take Kassian is pure speculation, which I don't care to participate in. If that makes you feel better about Kassian, be my guest. But the numbers above, which, conveniently, nobody has responded to, do not lie.