Fair enough I guess, it's only a matter of probably a few games until he'll score a couple goals have a big fight or huge hit and someone starts a KASSIAN RULES!! thread and the discussion will move there for a week or 2. then he'll slow down a bit again and we'll have another one of these threads.
maybe one day people will understand that consistency is an issue for more then half the league (especially the young guys). Otherwise they'd all make 5 million+
some good points there TO I didnt really think about how the length of the threads would affect the conversations. but I'm sure those interested would stay relatively up to date in them. +1
Glad we can reach some common ground. If a mod wants to act by creating a thread called "Kassian's Inconsistency Issues" into which these redundant threads -- which I agree that they are redundant -- into, then I'm all for it. If the mods put aside the time to moderate the number of topics that have a common theme, then power to them.
My beef is with people who are not mods, and thus have no power, entering every thread and calling it redundant. Just report it. If the mods see that it's the same users, then lock the individuals who are repeat offenders from making topics for a while. Not from posting, but making topics.
Perhaps, but then you're just as likely to change my opinion on redundant threads. You're welcome to reply, but don't be offended if I point out (in a nice way mind you, I'm not posting facepalms and calling people stupid) there are other threads on the same topic.
And I'd hardly consider continuing a discussion in threads that are less than 4 weeks old a necro bump. If a thread has not been replied to in weeks or more, sure, but if people are still posting in them and discussing the topic, then it's still a current thread. Just because it's not on the front page of new topics doesn't mean it's no longer useful and the "Multiple Warning Signs" thread has posts all the way up to last week.
The redundant thread from last night is an example of why it isn't futile to report threads that are the same as one posted recently. They do get locked in the hopes people will use the existing ones. Performance of the site is a small part of the issue, but finding and discussing topics in one place versus several is annoying for many users.
Yes. Please, by all means, report redundant threads. Leave it up to the mods to organize these boards. I would just like to understand why you feel the need to post your thoughts on redundant threads in every thread that is redundant. Just PM the mods, or propose to become one who operates in this department.
If these threads can be organized by mods, I'll be more than happy.
Here's my opinion on Kassian though (as Deb's already said there's no issue with this thread due to the discussion it's generating):
- He does some things well in his own end, but he's never going to be a star contributor defensively.
- He'll be more noticeable 5 on 5 and potentially on the power play considering his skillset.
- He has worked hard on finding the right balance between size, speed and fitness for the NHL level so he can be more effective, but he's still young so we'll see ups and downs until he figures it out.
- You can tell he knows how to contribute with better players, as well as create some space for himself against NHL'ers, but needs to figure out how he can apply that to make others around him better.
- He's going to only get better, it's just a question of where his ceiling is and how long it takes him to get there.
- He'll find games to get more involved in, and hopefully we see consistency in that effort as time goes on.
There, was that so hard? This, I can agree with.
I think Kassian is a player that will need to be very carefully coached. I hope AV can handle that. It seems to me like Kassian is having a hard time deciding what his role actually is. He needs to know exactly what he is going to do when he steps on the ice. I think the mixing of the lines because of Kesler's return, speedy 3rd line success, and Burrows taking back the 1st line (which I agree with) are all affecting his chemistry in a negative way.
AV needs to figure out (and actually observe, not just decide and set it in stone blindly) exactly what Kassian is going to do, and where he is going to play (not the 4th line!
). Kassian needs an objective, not to just be told "go do good." Without an objective Kassian looks lost.
Prime example: Schroeder -- objective: prioritize defense, and pass to Raymond. He is succeeding because he is doing this. And he knows that to do this, he needs to forechack hard, because that is a good offensive defense. It's also a good way to get the puck, open space, and given to Raymond. Schroeder has put together the pieces to complete his game because it revolved around an objective.
The thing with this objective that was a mistake in the past with certain of our players was that when this objective is to "shutdown player A", then you're playing "Player A"'s game.
Kassian has no objective. His he a hitter? Fighter? Playmaker? Net crasher? Shooter? I don't even know right now. If he gets told to "make space and pass to Kesler", similar to Schroeder, then he'll know that hitting makes space. Board battles and cutting into the slot creates space. With a little communication with Kesler, Kassian should know where in this open space he'll be. This is obviously contingent on Kesler-Booth duo, since he'll be back.
Example 2: Cody Hodgson -- What was his role? Does anybody remember what his role was? Work on D and make plays with his revolving door linemates? It was never clear because he never had chemistry. Kassian is falling in that same hole.
As much as I'm sure everybody hates to hear me say at this point: it can be attributed to a coaching issue. Although, at this time, only to a certain extent. As has been pointed out in this thread, consistency is an issue with most young players. Kassian falls in this category.
Also, for clarification: my analysis of Kassian here wasn't all a response to you elvis15. I just thought I'd point that out, cuz sometimes when I respond and follow it up with a long post, people think the whole post is directed at them