So, you're saying that he... didn't earn it? He got a shot on the top line after a penalty kill and looked good. He's got 5 goals since then. He may not have... earned... his tryout on that line, but he has definitely earned the right to stay there.
If you can't stand the heat, and if somebody having a different opinion than you hurts your feelings too significantly, perhaps you should find some place other than a message board to hang out on.
Someone made a point that Kassian had somehow "earned" his spot with the twins, which I found an interesting way to describe it. Thus far, it's been a successful experiment (from Kassian's perspective, not necessarily Daniel/Henrik/Alex's), but the tale of Zack Kassian ending up on Vancouver's 1st line is not exactly Mike Kostka slugging it out in the AHL until making his NHL debut at 27. Come on.
Really though.... Do you think ANYONE is fooled by your misdirection? You have no point, so you change the topic. Interesting you mention a Leafs player. That's not the first time I've heard you praise Leafs' players. You're not from... Toronto... are you?
(Notice the misdirection?)
Nugent-Hopkins, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby... list goes on.
Zack's gotta be the first 7-game "bonafide 1st liner" in history.
And it's also nice to see that you carry no bitterness towards Cody Hodgson.
The Leafs have never had a 1st liner after 7 games, so I wouldn't expect you to know any.
(More misdirection... oh snap!)