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#91 oldnews

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Volpatti is a better 4th liner than Kassian.

Hits harder and works harder, Kassian looks like he isn't engaged in the game and floats around providing no energy/ physicality. He's better off playing in the minors as a top line player and learning how to be consistent
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Volpatti is a better 4th liner than Kassian.

Hits harder and works harder, Kassian looks like he isn't engaged in the game and floats around providing no energy/ physicality. He's better off playing in the minors as a top line player and learning how to be consistent


Darkknight you need to get off CDC and go get some fresh air
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Darkknight you need to get off CDC and go get some fresh air

I think Darkknight is right Volpatti is better suited for 4th line role than Kassian. Kassian should be top 9, top 6 ideally or be developing in the AHL, Best not relegate Kassian to the 4th line for his development.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Kassian
Raymond - Schroeder - Jensen
Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen

Kassian's roster spot is in jeopardy if Jensen comes over how?


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

For all you thinking Jensen can not play for the Canucks this season; it was reported during todays game that Jensen could be playing for the Canucks sometime this year.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

If we want to win a Stanley Cup let alone a deep playoff run we are going to need Zack Kassian on this team. Come playoff time Zack Kassian is versatile enough to play on all 4 lines. We need his big body up front and his toughness will prevent us from getting bullied by bigger tougher teams.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

The Canucks want top prospect Nicklas Jensen, who turns 20 on March 6, to join the American League’s Chicago Wolves when his season in the Swedish Elite League with AIK Stockholm wraps up. AIK has five games remaining and sits in ninth place, four points out of a playoff spot in the 12-team league. Jensen has 15 goals in 45 games but has had his ice time reduced recently after the Canucks nixed AIK’s plan to try and trade him. Jensen is under contract to the Canucks and on loan to AIK.
Canuck GM Mike Gillis explained the situation when he appeared on the club’s flagship radio station, Team 1040, with midday hosts Matt Sekeres and Blake Price. “Well, what I think has happened is they were out of the playoffs and wanted to try and trade his rights to get something at their deadline, which we didn’t agree with because we didn’t want to see him traded to another team,” Gillis said. “When his team finishes, we expect him to be over here and playing in Chicago. So we were uncomfortable with that and I think there might be some measure of holding it against him (reduced ice time) but it won’t last too much longer. He’s not playing as much.”
Asked why the Canucks didn’t approve a trade, Gillis replied: “For a number of reasons. We wanted to get him back here to play in the American Hockey League and gain that experience like he did before. He’s certainly capable of playing at that level and excelling so we didn’t want him to go to another team and have him play and miss that opportunity this year. He’s a young guy and we just didn’t feel comfortable with him moving around and then not getting the American Hockey League experience.”
Asked if the Canucks would be against Jensen playing for the big club at some point this season, the GM said: “No, we wouldn’t be at all. In our organization, people earn what they get. Nick has played very well. I think he needs to continue to gain experience at the pro level and he’s moved along quite nicely and this is a minor hiccup in the season for him. But we expect when he gets to Chicago, he will contribute there and, if he continues, he’ll be contributing for us.”
Jensen, a native of Denmark, was the Canucks’ first pick (29th overall) in the 2011 entry draft. He’s listed at 6-3 and 186 pounds.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Jensen-Kesler-Kassian
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:03 AM

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Kassian
Raymond - Schroeder - Jensen
Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen

Kassian's roster spot is in jeopardy if Jensen comes over how?


Nice, but maybe next year... Does look balanced and we are finally putting our first round draft picks to good use, which is nice to see. Don't think we'll be seeing Jensen this year, (Which is a shame) considering how well Schroeder and Kassian have done in the few games we have played. Anyone still concerned with a trade anymore? Now that our draft picks have been stepping it up, we have a lot more depth. Be interesting to see what happens on the trade dead line, if anything. lol
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

Sedins and Kas should take turns with goal scoring.. , thats how we saw he was effective one time. i wouldnt mind seeing Burrows , Kesler and Higgins togther regardless of what they are- LW, RW etc...:)
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

Jensen has to be passed on by all the OHL teams if his old team doesn't want him!! If he made it here it would be at Shroeder's expense anyway. Kassian is here to stay he's needs ice time and patience like all big 22 year olds.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:03 AM


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:10 AM

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - Kassian
Raymond - Schroeder - Jensen
Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen

Kassian's roster spot is in jeopardy if Jensen comes over how?


That cannot be our lineup day in, day out. It looks too talent-based. I mean, all of those guys are top nine forwards, so it's unfair to the guys on the fourth line. And with Weise and Volpatti, I'm predicting Gillis unloads someone for a quality grinder.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:15 AM

Wow the first five games everyone was riding Kassian d--- now you all hating on him?

Damn no wonder Lu never moved his family here and secretly wants be traded back to the US. Band wagon jumpers.

I hate Lu, he can't win in big games, he flops too much blah blah, now its, I'm gonna miss Lu, pleased dont trade him, Cory sucks. Vancouver has to have one if the worst bandwagon jumping fans in any sport.

Kassian is young and I told you guys just being in the Sedin line will inflate his points. Watch him be united with the Sedins again in future and rack up points. Everyone be waiving the Kassian flag again lol


Can always really on Canucks fans for riding the bandwagon.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

Did you see Chicago's "4th line" flying against us?

Kruger and Frolik or Shaw and Staalberg; u pick which one was actually the 4th line and they both killed us!

Having Higgins and ? would be great for us! (I do believe Zack will be slot higher up).

Don't think that 4th line would fly with AV, it's not the type of line he wants and it's a waste of talent that would only see small mins. Zack is not above Higgins and Hanson anyway unless he shows us otherwise.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

Hoping this doesn't derail the topic, it's kinda on par with what is being talked about...

I myself am reall excited that Jensen coming to the Wolves after season is over on 3/5

I have tickets for 3/24 game
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

The thing that stands out most to me in the video is how much more space, and how much slower it is then the NHL. Kassian's spot is not in jeopardy from Jensen.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

That cannot be our lineup day in, day out. It looks too talent-based. I mean, all of those guys are top nine forwards, so it's unfair to the guys on the fourth line. And with Weise and Volpatti, I'm predicting Gillis unloads someone for a quality grinder.


Think the Red Wings, man... *whispers* The Red Wings.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

wise showed he had more hustle and speed than kassian last game it only took one shift befor kassian was sat for wise on the second line how about he plays on the 3rd and 4th and works his way up ... sedins never started on the first line or burrows or kes they all earned their spots kas should have to do the grinding on the bottom lines and learn to kill penalties and such befor hes promoted. its the old saying " if you want to be a pornstar , you gotta do gay porn first" its been shown clearly sedins are much better with burrows and kassian has a hard time keeping up with the speed on the 2nd and 3rd line. our 4th line should be getting 10 minutes a game anyways.



What the heck does Kassian and doing gay porn have to do with topic?? Nice analogy..

Edited by JohnLennon, 23 February 2013 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

How about some realistic expectations here folks......

He scored fairly consistently playing in his natural postion on the first line with the freaking twins. He wasn't taken off that line for poor play, it was just because Burrows was better with them.

Recently AV has had Kassian playing on the 4th line AND on his off wing, a realistic expectation is for him to struggle for a while.

Even Ed Willes, who is no fan of MG or any of his moves, says Kassian is a type of player among the rarest in the NHL, top 6 skills with 4th line toughness. These guys take a bit longer to develop in the NHL.

Fans here need some perspective and some patience, let's not chase this kid out of town, developed properly he's going to be a force in this league
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Jensen will not take Kassian's spot on an AV team.

1. Kassian is developing and needs to just focus on his defensive game and consistency. Common issue amongst young players. He has however, shown an improvement already this year so he just needs to continue, its a process folks. He wasn't going to hit/fight and power like Cam Neely this year, but he sure is showing the tools...so be patient.

2. He should be playing on the third. With Schroeder and Mayray as he is tonight, he and Schroeds have chemistry. He can provide the size for that line, and Mayray and Schroeds are both defensively responsible.

3. Jensen has not played a minute in the AHL or NHL and people are saying Kassian's spot is in jeapordy ---> lol is all i can say..absurd, shows the level of hockey ignorance on this board. Before he even gets a chance in the NHL he's (Jensen) going to have to prove in 30 games in the AHL he can play both ways (at a minimum).

4. Kassian is fine, Jensen will be fine. Kesler and the Sedins started on the 3rd line and played there for 3-4 years. So why is Kassian a bust? Lol. Just like the Sedins were 'sisters ' right? or Kesler wasn't worth 1.75$ million that the nucks matched on Phi's offer sheet right?

5. Perhaps he's seeing 4th line time to work on using his size and defensive play so that when the playoffs start he will bring that to the table. Moreover, many on this board don't realize AV moves guys up and down based on what he thinks the team needs for that game. Its called getting his team to buy into a system. Everyone has a role on any given night and people here are still whining bec Cody is gone and getting pity points playing with the leagues top scorer (yet a negative in the plus minus!) and Kass is being 'developed' properly.

6. People on here think they know more than AV and MG, guess what, you don't


Well said..


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

Sedins and Kas should take turns with goal scoring.. , thats how we saw he was effective one time. i wouldnt mind seeing Burrows , Kesler and Higgins togther regardless of what they are- LW, RW etc... :)


Sedins are more effective with Burrows on their line. Kassian being on the Sedins line would give him a boost but it would impact the offensive production of Sedins. Just look how the Sedins production skyrocketed when Burrows was put on their line. Kassian needs to become a more effective player on Kesler's line.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

Sedins are more effective with Burrows on their line. Kassian being on the Sedins line would give him a boost but it would impact the offensive production of Sedins. Just look how the Sedins production skyrocketed when Burrows was put on their line. Kassian needs to become a more effective player on Kesler's line.

I agree with you on this. I think he needs to be given more time on one line, instead of being tossed around the line-up every night. He's still young and not a veteran who can chip in on all kinds of different situations and positions. He is being misused and incorrectly developed if this keeps happening. Put him on a line with Kesler and Booth and let them work on their chemistry. That would be a sweet 2nd unit once it would start clicking.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

I don't think AV knows how to manage a prospect.

Then again, he hasn't been playing like a top 6 forward recently. But burying him on the 4th line isn't going to fix that.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Kassian is the closest thing we have to a Bertuzzi - #44 didn't pan out until years later either.

Jensen is still very young. Unless Kassian starts to play worse than last year there is no way he is being sent down.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

This kid goes bar down so much. Its gonna be nice to have this talent coming soon.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Did you see Chicago's "4th line" flying against us?

Kruger and Frolik or Shaw and Staalberg; u pick which one was actually the 4th line and they both killed us!

Having Higgins and ? would be great for us! (I do believe Zack will be slot higher up).


I said its a 4th line AV would not do, I didn't say other teams don't.
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