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  1. 0-10 (11 votes [5.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.82%

  2. 10-15 (32 votes [16.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.93%

  3. 15-20 (69 votes [36.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.51%

  4. 20-25 (35 votes [18.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  5. 25-30 (22 votes [11.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.64%

  6. over 30 (20 votes [10.58%])

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#1 Peter Gunn

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

Realistically, how many points should Zack Kassian get over the 48 game schedule this upcoming season for you to consider him a success?

On Jan. 24, Zack will turn 22 (best wishes) so I thought it might be of interest to see what other Canucks had accomplished at that age, then put together their point totals over a 48 game schedule.

In other words, had the following players only played 48 games the year they were 22 years old they would have had:

Henrik Sedin - 5 g - 19 a - 24 points
Mason Raymond - 9 g - 12 a - 21 points
Daniel Sedin - 9 g - 10 a - 19 points
Jannik Hansen - 5 g - 13 a - 18 points
Ryan Kesler - 6 g - 10 a - 16 points
*Alex Burrows - 8 g - 6 a - 14 points
David Booth - 3 g - 7 a - 10 points

*Note: Burrows didn’t get to the NHL until he was 24, at 22 he was lighting it up for the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL.

If Zack plays effectively at both ends of the ice and can produce in the neighborhood of 10 goals, 10 assists - 20 points, to my way of thinking, that would be an outstanding regular season.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

On tsn fantasy it projects players point production kassian was 8g 11a in 48 games not bad
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

If he plays with the Sedins regularly he should easily get 30+. If not 20 points sounds about right.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:21 AM

Depends where he plays and injuries mostly. If Burrows, Higgins or Booth struggle he will probably be the first guy vaunted into the top-6 because Raymond and Hansen will likely be very effective on a forechecking line together on the 3rd. If he succeeds and sticks with the twins who knows how much he'll score.

However on a season average, on the whole considering he averages around 12-14 minutes a game, I could see him on pace for 15 goals and maybe 30 points in a full season. That's about just under 10 goals and 20 points in this shortened season.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Depends on the role.
I said 15-20.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

If he keeps his average ppg - he'll finish with about 11 points. That's not enough if we want to see progress, This will only be his second year, so the jump doesn't have to be huge, but we need to see a little something. I'd say 15-20 would be very good, and exactly the type of bump we want to see. Expecting 30 would be a bit much, but would be a great surprise if he achieved anything between 20-30.

I think everyone wants to see him do well. Personally - my wish is too see him secure his own end of the ice and become a reliable force in his own end. Maybe not a 'shut down' player but I'd like to see him erase his -2 career +/- and bump it up to a +5 or so.

Fingers crossed his back is okay. (report said it's sore). I was a massive CoHo fan from when he was a junior, so I was disappointed when the trade went down. But as long as we see Kassian use his size and make progress I'll be quite happy.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

Depends on how he is used, but I'd be happy with 20 points.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

It all depends on his role on the team this year. If he's put in a top 6 role, I'd expect around half a point a game... so around 20-30 pts. If he's used in the 3rd/4th lines or is swapped between the bottom 6 and top 6, I'd expect 15-20 pts. He has the potential to score some decent points, and I'd like to see it happen.

That being said, Bertuzzi was 24-25ish before he actually broke out and became the awesome power forward Vancouver enjoyed during the Naslund era. I'd expect Kassian's development to be similar.

I don't think Kassian has earned his way to a top 6 spot yet, he still has a ways to go. Those of you slotting Kassian with the Sedins over Burrows.. give me a break! On AV's team you need to earn your spot.

Edited by Moonshinefe, 13 January 2013 - 04:47 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:34 AM

Not the year for improvisation and bringing the rookies along in a structured,calm manner.

The Sedins need help but they need offensively gifted ,NHL experienced help.

Let's hope Zach can realistically assist the Sedins before they slide over the hill.

A power forward that was NHL ready and experienced would have been the suitable trade.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

I don't think Kassian has earned his way to a top 6 spot yet, he still has a ways to go. Those of you slotting Kassian with the Sedins over Burrows.. give me a break! On AV's team you need to earn your spot.


Completely agree. All of this chatter about Kassian being slotted with the Sedin's is nuts. I typically agree with a lot of what Tony Gallagher has to say, but that idea is just dumb. Burrows with the Sedin's works; his energy brings out the best in the twins.

Maybe try out Kassian on the PP with the twins, but not as a full-time thing.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

25 - 30 points
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

My production expectations arent too high for him yet.

I went with 10-15, being that its the most likley target for a potential 4th liner... over an 82 game sched i wouldnt expect more than 20-30

I do hope he plays with the twins, or even gets time with the 2nd line, but its tough to say with the condensed schedule, since there seems to be enough experience on the wings that coach V will likley go to first.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

90 pts

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

15-20
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

I would like what I call a physical 20... 20 points with 150+ hits on the season. That's my expectation.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

If he plays with the Sedins regularly he should easily get 30+. If not 20 points sounds about right.


Sounds about right.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

15-20 would be a good improvement over last year (44 games 10pts). He is in better condition and has had some time to adjust to a new team. I would like to see an improvement in his physical play and more consistency as well.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

He'll have a good not great season with the Wolves!
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

Double digits would be good.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

Hopefully he plays well enough for a top 6 or top 9 role. If he is being used on the 4th line again, I would be annoyed as it would be better to have him in the minors then the 4th line. No point rushing this guy. He might actually have an edge over the others as he has been playing all year. Looking forward to see what he can do ;)
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Completely agree. All of this chatter about Kassian being slotted with the Sedin's is nuts. I typically agree with a lot of what Tony Gallagher has to say, but that idea is just dumb. Burrows with the Sedin's works; his energy brings out the best in the twins.

Maybe try out Kassian on the PP with the twins, but not as a full-time thing.


He's been practising on a line with them so not that unrealistic
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I Think That We Should Expect About Twenty Points (Or Therearound) From Zack Kassian
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

If he plays with the sedins, 48 points
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

15-20 points. He could get some ice time with the Sedins.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Kassian may be gift-wrapped a top-6 spot in order to justify the Hodgson trade, but so far that hasn't been Gillis' norm with rooks. 'Brief looks' more like it.

In the end it's still up to Kass. Does he have the speed and endurance?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

I just want him to play physical.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I would say 10, 20 if he works hard and stays consistent / gets top 6 time.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I think he will get around 17-19 points, 15 minutes per game, bounced around on all 4 lines. If he gets limited top line and power play opportunities he will probably get around 11 or 12
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

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