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Jensen or Kassian?

Jensen or Kassian?  

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  1. 1. Jensen or Kassian?

    • Jensen
      110
    • Kassian
      96


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Vigneault is the coach. So... neither.

Jensen will get the Naslund, Samuelsson, Grabner, Shirokov treatment.

Kassian will get the Torres, Bernier, Bitz, Oreskovich treatment.

In other words, who cares what your strengths are, it's OK if you don't score, pass, hit or protect your teammates, just get back and cover for the pinching D. There's only room for 2 scoring forwards and 11 penalty killers on Vigneault's team.

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I am a Jensen fan but I don't know how people can say he's ahead , he hasn't played an NHL game yet and has already had a concussion playing 6 games in the ahl

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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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It would be great if Kassian and Jensen can help now while our top 6 forwards are still in their prime.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Booth - Kesler - Kassian

Jensen - Gaunce - Hansen

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It would be great if Kassian and Jensen can help now while our top 6 forwards are still in their prime.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Booth - Kesler - Kassian

Jensen - Gaunce - Hansen

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I am a Jensen fan but I don't know how people can say he's ahead , he hasn't played an NHL game yet and has already had a concussion playing 6 games in the ahl

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Vigneault is the coach. So... neither.

Jensen will get the Naslund, Samuelsson, Grabner, Shirokov treatment.

Kassian will get the Torres, Bernier, Bitz, Oreskovich treatment.

In other words, who cares what your strengths are, it's OK if you don't score, pass, hit or protect your teammates, just get back and cover for the pinching D. There's only room for 2 scoring forwards and 11 penalty killers on Vigneault's team.

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If they both reach there potential then im going with Kassian because guys who can score and play with a intimidating edge are very hard to come across

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After the way Kassian has played in the AHL so far, I'm tempted to change my answer :P

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Schroeder's speed and skill would complement Jensen and Kassian's size perfectly.

Hopefully though we find a skilled playmaking center to replace Henrik Sedin who is in his prime so he can help mould Jensen and Kassian's game as opposed to another young developing forward.

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The funny thing is I am more impressed with Kassian's playmaking ability than his goal scoring ability yet he has 3 goals 1 assist. Goes to show how his linemates can't score. He has 30% of the team's goals. Hodgson has 7 assists but his team has 19 goals vs Chicago's 10. I think Kass could easily have 6 points if he was playing with guys who could put the puck in the net.

Either way this is looking like a win-win trade. Kassian is the type of player we sorely lack, whereas Kesler and Henrik should hold the fort down as the 1 and 2 centres for another 5-7 years. Elias is 4.5 years older than Henrik and he had his best season since 02-03 finishing 10th in league scoring. Ray Whitney is 8 years older than Henrik yet finished with the second best season of his career.

Three years down the road:

Sedin Sedin Burrows

Jensen Kesler Kassian

Gaunce

A year ago we were thinking:

Sedin Sedin Burrows

Kesler

Rodin Hodgson Schroeder

Our future looks much more balanced. We have size and skill now vs skill but no size.

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