Nope, I don't remember ever saying that. Care to show me where I did?
Are you actually reading the content of what I write, or are you just seeing what you want to see?
Unfortunately for me that would be impossible as the status that you said it in is since long gone.
But I do confirm that you made a status about Cody Hodgson playing better than Zack, and in your replies you asked someone why Zack Kassian sucked. You can deny it all you want but deep down you probably know it's true, I know you will reply with the old "No I don't know what your talking about" but we both know you did.
And it isn't hard to see you are Anti-Kassian with the thread, aswell all the negative posts and status's about the trade that you have made. And now you just don't want to admit it since Kassian is making you look like a fool.
Again, wrong. People sure do enjoy putting words in my mouth. I said that I hope - very important word - that we didn't end up trading Cody Hodgson for a 4th line goon. Try reading a little slower next time.
And there's nothing at all wrong with my concerns. They were and are valid. If a guy's production in the minor league has dropped, when it should be getting better, how is that not a concern?!?
The exact quote was
"I hope that we didn't end up trading Cody Hodgson for a 4th line goon, thought I hope i'm wrong, I'm often not"
Clearly hinting that you thought he would be a be a 4th line goon, you hoped he wouldn't but you thought he would as is clear but the "I hope I'm wrong"
If you thought he was going to be a top 6 forward, why would you have hoped you wrong?
And your concerns may have been valid, but they were ridiculously stupid, as you were just reaching at whatever straws you could grasp to raise a flag about Zack before it was ever determined that a fair judgment could be made. And all this was done without circumstances being taken into consideration.
And judging by your replies to some of the earlier responses (And what you said originally) it was clear you weren't watching many of the Wolves games. Another fail in the logic of your judgment.
Regardless that's all water under the bridge as Zack is playing exceptionally now, and has shown it is the AHL for a reason, not the NHL.
Hodgson's averaging roughly 3.5 shots per game. Kassian's barely averaging 2. Kassian's 5 goals come off of 15 shots. That is a shockingly high SHP that will almost certainly not continue.
Is that really all you have left to grasp ahold of.
"His shooting percentage won't continue"
Maybe his shooting percentage is higher because he is going to the right areas and doing the right things. And before you say it's the Sedins carrying him (Which it hasn't he has easily been the best of the 3) Cody could never play with the Twins like Kassian does. Not to mention Cody hasn't been the best of the Sabres top 3 and has been benefiting off Vanek's exceptional play. Where as here Kassian has been the best of our top 3.
Also rather than replying to the undeniable fact that Cody's goals have been far more lucky than Zacks, aswell as that he hasn't brought near the physical play or intangibles, you simple try to spin it elsewhere rather than face the music.
Why am I not surprised that you can never say "Fair enough" and actually give credit where credit is due...
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 01 February 2013 - 04:58 AM.