WARNING: this ain't pretty
2011-12: 30 GP, 15 G, 26 P, +4, 94 SOG, 31 PIM
2012-13: 28 GP, 6 G, 18 P, -1, 72 SOG, 59 PIM
By my calculations, this amounts to the following data comparatives:
- 60% year-over-year reduction in goals
- 31% year-over-year reduction in points
- 18% year-over-year reduction in SOG/game
- 90% year-over-year increase in PIMs.
And while it's nice that he does seem willing to throw the body, at times, and drop the gloves, at times, I really hope that we didn't trade Cody Hodgson for a bottom-six goon that will be lucky to get 5 - 10 goals per year in limited minutes. I'm beginning to wonder if Kassian has a bit of "Kyle Beach" in him; capable of so much, too stupid to realize it and in the penalty box way, way too much.
Let's not forget that Kassian was hand held by the Sedin's in the off-season to try and get his training habits in shape (not a good sign), and even went on to be a healthy scratch in 1 (or more, I'm not sure) game, also (clearly) not a good sign.
Who else is concerned?