Oh look, it's a Cody fanboy.
No vision. Can't skate faster than an average person at the local rink. No hands. Poor decision-making skills. Big body but doesn't use it effectively. He is almost completely useless out there.
I can't believe Gillis traded Cody Hodgson for this plug.
Hodgson: 44 games - 14 G - 17 A - 31 P - minus 2 (82 game season - around 50-60 points, no sophomore slump here!)
Kassian: 35 games - 6 G - 3 A - 9 P - minus 7 (82 game season - around 15-25 points)
Just awful....Both play 15 to 20 minutes a night, well they did for the first half of the season, Kassian has been demoted to the third line because of his awful play.
Yes, I know that Hodgson is awful at playing defense as well but he can't possibly be worse than Kassian. Zack will keep getting chances and playing time, much like Edler, because Gillis doesn't want to admit that he made a mistake. Pathetic.
I hope both Gillis and A.V. are fired before the start of the next season. A.V. poisoned the well before Hodgson was ever settled. They closed the window for a Stanley Cup themselves...what a travesty. Not saying Cody would have been our savior but he would have been an ideal 3rd-line centre and pushed Kes to play better. Nothing makes a player work harder than a young guy nipping at his heels. Kassian will never be the guy that management wants him to be. Too lazy. What a damn shame.
Your argument that he made the perfect 3rd line centre is false. He would have been ideal but he essentially chose not to stay. Why are you a fan of a quitter?
To call Kassian awful at this stage of his career is ridiculous. Just like the morons on CDC that labelled Hodgson a bust and those that keep stating " AV can't develop young players". Go up to your room and polish your Hodgson McFarlane figure.