Oh I don't know, William Hanley Trophy, Red Tilson Trophy, CHL Player of the Year, Hockey News Top Prospect, leading WJC tournament in scoring (gold), leading U18 championship tournament in scoring while being team captain (gold), OHL coach poll voted the smartest player, the hardest worker, the best on faceoffs, and the best penalty killer (so much for your constant assessment of him being a defensive liability, eh?)
Zack Kassian has one up on Hodgson in one area, though: getting arrested.
Lol Ryan Parent was a TNH top rated prospect aswell.
Do you see 1st Pair potential in him? Like you did with Brassard and Hodgson despite niether proving anything?
Kassian will bring alot more to our team once he is at his best than Hodgson would have.
I was a huge Coho fan and one of the very few defending him when everyone was calling him a bust, and I definetly think you were one of the ones calling him a bust. And were concerned with his AHL stats when he should have been "dominating". Funny he went through everything Kassian is going through right now and you Rag on Zack non-stop yet praise Coho enough to say he had higher expectations than the Sedins did on draft day.
Anyways as I was saying, now that he is gone and now that I don't have a bias it is much easier to asses Coho's game and what he can become, he won't be a top tier 1st liner, I'm sorry he just won't, he will be a good 2nd liner, capable of 50-60 Points, but not much more than that as far as I am concerned.
He is great in the offensive zone but he average at best everywhere else, and he doesn't have the mobility or strength to bring shift to shift game breaking ability like say Schroeder can, that being said he is great in controlled situations (PP's, controlled zone time) he makes great passes and when he gets the chance has the shot to finish, but as I said he is really a 1 Zone player, doesn't bring many other demensions unfortunatly due to his mobility.
The more I look at the deal the more I am happy with Zack, I like the deal alot honestly, everyone just needs patience, once Zack become the player he can no one will be complaining about this trade.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 05 January 2013 - 06:39 AM.