Good luck Zack, tear it up out there.
A number of great things about this article.
1. Arniel, we know this guy is great with kids. While he had a rough go of it with CBJ, which is tough for him, for us and the nucks org it was the best thing ever. This guy is better in the AHL as an important piece of an NHL organization. They should pay him close to the same as the NHL and keep this guy as their 'developer' forever. He is positive, works with the kids, and it will show in time.
2. Kassian showed the committment in the offseason, dropped some weight, leaned up, says a TON about him as a hockey player, how bad he wants it, and as a LEADER, the latter is what I like the most. He has a temper, size, skill and speed. If Arniel can work with him to bring consistency, something every young player struggles with, perhaps we got Cam Neely back for a diminutive Center...stranger things folks. I do think he has a much higher end than CoHo ever did, question is does he get there, and from what he has shown so far, he is on the right track.
3. The lockout will not only benefit him from allowing him more time to develop, it will allow him to do so quietly without all the stupid press of Kass vs Coho questions, only helps the confidence, along with playing top line minutes.
4. Love what we already knew about Tanev, and Schroeder sounds ready too....
This is terrific news, makes you excited about the team again, and Cody Who?
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 12 October 2012 - 02:45 PM.