That is just ... OMG, I'm still laughing. I can't stop.
Canot De Dinghy....
I know gets me everytime.
Gollumpus is great with that one.
Kassian scores a couple of goals (one was a sedin pass tap-in) and people hails him as the next Todd. Gee, he didn't really play so well in the AHL this season after what, 17 games, and no one mentions it. Anyone with some stats background will understand the idea of sample size. Too bad all the high school kids here have no clue. Kids should be at school anyway, and not on this board.
People blame Hodgson for trying to leave Vancouver. He had the skills, but he was only given like 10 minutes per game, with no PP time. It's natural to be frustrated. Getting Kassian wasn't a bad idea, but the price was way too high. If you want toughness, you can always get a Brashear for 500K
Another example of nearsightedness was the idea that keeping Samuelsson was better than Grabner. Samuelsson was an old guy, a rental guy. You knew he wouldn't stay for long here. Why trade away all of your potential stars at the earliest opportunity?
Actually people are comparing him to Todd because of what we have seen since he started his OHL career, not just the last few games. He has shown he has a high level of skill prior to this, this isn't the 1st time he has shown his offensive component to his game.
And OMG, Cody was put in a position to earn his time like every rookie is.
Let's whine about it! (actually that's what he did)
Henrik Sedin had high offensive skills, Henrik had less icetime and was treated way worse, and to compare the 2 in one sense: Cody was considered a possible future captain of the franchise, and he couldn't hack it, then you look at what Henrik our current captain went through without giving up.
You think Kassian is basicly Brasher? Kassian is a better player now, heck maybe even last year than Brasher ever was.
You Grabner comment made me laugh, a versitile veteran player coming off 30 goals with 2 years left on his deal should have been expendable rather than a rookie who wasn't committed and had shown nothing that would lead us to believe he was a "star" in the making. (and he isn't) Grabner had no place on this team and we needed a defensemen.
The deal makes perfect sense & did at the time, it is just unfortunate the deal hasn't worked out in our favor.
Man, anyone saying Kassian is better than Hodgson is delusional. Everyone knows that ultimately Hodgson is the more skilled and is more likely produce throughout his career offensively. The trade happened because he asked to be traded, so we got back a prospect with size. Sure, I like Kassian as much as the next guy, but Hodgson sure would look great in this line-up right about now, whether we had injuries or not.
Because Offensive skill is the only thing that makes a player successful and a good player. How did Boston beat us for the cup again?
And right now Cody would have been happy, in a month when Kesler gets back he would have gone straight back to having concerns.