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Jensen or Kassian?

  1. Jensen (110 votes [53.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.40%

  2. Kassian (96 votes [46.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.60%

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#1 uber_pwnzor

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

They are in my opinion our two best prospects.

They're both 6'3'', and weigh about the same around 215.

Of course, they play very differently; Jensen is more of a sniper, his wrist shot reminds me of Näslund's, so does his skating, and he knows how to place himself in the perfect position in the slot.

Kassian plays a much rougher game, much like Todd Bertuzzi once did; he fights, he hits, but he can also score.

Now the question is: who do you think will turn out to be the better player?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

I'm going to go with Jensen, he's gonna be a big, big deal! I'm so excited!
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

I'd go with Jensen too, I just don't think Kassian will live up to his hype. Right now Jensen is your top prospect, but in the long-term my money is on Gaunce to make the biggest impact at the NHL level.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

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Both: one plays left wing, one plays right (although Jensen can play both I believe). Why should we have to choose?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

If you are talking points, then Jensen. However, I believe Kassian will be an overall more important player as he will contribute more physically and leadership wise.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

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Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

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Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.


Hopefully will become the new...

Naslund - Morrison - Bertuzzi
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Jensen.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

I think its a little early to call but i like the type of player Jensen is better than the type of player Kassian is.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

It really depends.

They play a different game, and thus, can't be judged the same way.

Who will put up more points? Most likely Jensen.

Kassian will also put up points, but his physical play, aggressiveness, and the ability to stick up for his teammates will make him also a very valuable asset. If he lives up to his billing (and I think he will), he will be the kind of guy who shines in the playoffs. We've seen Kassian perform well on the big stage so far (Memorial Cup, World Juniors), so there is no reason to believe he can't be a big-game player for us some day.

As others have said,

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

Could be one hell of a scary line one day, and kind of like a bigger WCE. Skilled sniper, Two-way centreman, and a Powerforward.

I like the looks of it a lot.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Like both of them but give them at least a couple of years to mature. Jensen should start to produce quicker because of the style he plays. Kassian will take at least a year longer because of what the Canucks expect out of him, he has to be the punisher. Both are completly different but would fit perfectly together. Add Gaunce in at center and you have our future 3rd line to start..cant wait to see them play with each other.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Jensen for offensive upside, but Kassian could be more of an impact player. I think he's more sound defensively, and we know he's got toughness in spades too. Plus, he's showing a lot of maturity in his dedication to training.

I don't want to have overly high expectations for either prospect, but I'm excited about both of them.

I think Jensen-Gaunce-Kassian could be a top 6 line one day...1st line production might be a stretch to ask of Gaunce, but it isn't entirely out of reach for Jensen or Kassian.

Edited by Witchcraft and Sedinery, 18 October 2012 - 03:18 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:21 PM


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Jensen / Kesler / Kassian sounds better

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'd say Jensen's high end potential would be a Thomas Vanek type player and Kassian's would be a Ryan Clowe type player. I'd say those two guys are equally as valuable. Vanek averages .82 PPG, good puck skills, speed and size but not a physically dominating player. Clowe averages .66 PPG and is an intimidating physical presence. They are both similar in terms of value IMO, it just depends on what the team needs more.

Here is what I see their potential

Chance of becoming an NHL Regular (500+ career games)
Jensen 75%
Kassian 90%

Chance of become a bottom 6 player
Jensen 15%
Kassian 40%

Chance of becoming a second line player
Jensen 30%
Kassian 25%

Chance of becoming a first line player
Jensen 25%
Kassian 15%

Chance of become a star player
Jensen 5%
Kassian 10%

I think Kassian is more likely to stick around in the NHL but there is a good chance he will be a bottom 6 player. If Jensen makes it I think he will be a 1st or 2nd line guy. If they pull it all together, Kassian has more "star" potential.

Edited by canucklehead44, 18 October 2012 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.

I could definetly see that as our third line in 1 or 2 years.

This is a tough choice. But in the end I'd probably go with Kassian. He's more of 'what we need' right now than Jensen is.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

I hate to use these guys as an example but like seguin will put up more points then lucic but his physical presence and he 50-60 points makes him a good asset seguin will probably eventually be 70-100 doesn't mean the gotta choose between them so in my opionion let's have both kicking ass haha
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

Jensen / Kesler / Kassian sounds better

Jensen-Hodgson-Kassian
Would be more like the WCE
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

Jensen-Hodgson-Kassian
Would be more like the WCE


I remember posting that we should trade for Kassian so we could have that line a year ago..
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Jensen - Schroeder - Kassian
LaBate - Gaunce - Rodin

Max out the prospects in the top 6!!!!
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

Excited for both and because they play very different styles of hockey its hard to compare. I'd say for where they are at now in terms of their development Jensen seems like he is more NHL ready but the potential for both is high.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Both: one plays left wing, one plays right (although Jensen can play both I believe). Why should we have to choose?


If you are talking points, then Jensen. However, I believe Kassian will be an overall more important player as he will contribute more physically and leadership wise.


It really depends.

They play a different game, and thus, can't be judged the same way.

Who will put up more points? Most likely Jensen.

Kassian will also put up points, but his physical play, aggressiveness, and the ability to stick up for his teammates will make him also a very valuable asset. If he lives up to his billing (and I think he will), he will be the kind of guy who shines in the playoffs. We've seen Kassian perform well on the big stage so far (Memorial Cup, World Juniors), so there is no reason to believe he can't be a big-game player for us some day.

As others have said,

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

Could be one hell of a scary line one day, and kind of like a bigger WCE. Skilled sniper, Two-way centreman, and a Powerforward.

I like the looks of it a lot.


Like both of them but give them at least a couple of years to mature. Jensen should start to produce quicker because of the style he plays. Kassian will take at least a year longer because of what the Canucks expect out of him, he has to be the punisher. Both are completly different but would fit perfectly together. Add Gaunce in at center and you have our future 3rd line to start..cant wait to see them play with each other.


Jensen for offensive upside, but Kassian could be more of an impact player. I think he's more sound defensively, and we know he's got toughness in spades too. Plus, he's showing a lot of maturity in his dedication to training.

I don't want to have overly high expectations for either prospect, but I'm excited about both of them.

I think Jensen-Gaunce-Kassian could be a top 6 line one day...1st line production might be a stretch to ask of Gaunce, but it isn't entirely out of reach for Jensen or Kassian.


See all of the above.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:05 PM

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.


Oo. That is gonna be a sick line indeed.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

I think they have a wonderful future together.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

I'm not as high on Kassian as some people are. His low level of play last year lowered my expectations of him. Hopefully he can change that.

I can see Jensen becoming a good 2nd liner.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

I think they have a wonderful future together.




Kind of like this?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vY-4zWKsJM

Kind of like this?

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very similar, but with more bodychecks.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:33 PM

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian

I can't wait for that line.


It does sound good. On the other hand, assuming Luongo does get traded it could be:

Jensen - Bjugstad - Kassian or Jensen - Colborne - Kassian

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

very similar, but with more bodychecks.


True. Ingrid Bergman was the only one who had any physical presence in that film.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

I still believe Jensen will be the better player. He's got the star qualities.

I do think Kassian will be a fan favourite, probably a great physical second liner. He may be like Clutterbuck?
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