Yes he is. Unfortunately, people are too ga-ga over Kassian making himself useful for the first time in 1.5 games and throwing a bodycheck to notice.
The story in these two games so far are Eddie Lack and Jordan Schroeder, not Zack Kassian, who has not looked good. And I didn't think that his skating was an issue at the NHL level last year, but he's looked absurdly slow so far.
On his last shift, Kassian was in the defensive zone and outworked the Ice Hogs' forward down low. He then skated the puck out of the neutral zone, across the red line, dumped it in, and was then first man on the puck on the forecheck. I saw no problems with his skating.
OMG we could've had McKeown!
I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb).
God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.
Down by the River - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.