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Kassian will step-up in the playoffs.


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#121 AllEyezOnMe

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

AV has to be a bonehead not to put Kassian on the Sedins line for the Anaheim game. He's been repeating how he wants someone to step up into the top-9 forward group.

Well, Kassian plays with the Sedins briefly for around 10 seconds after a penalty kill, pushes off one of the best defencemen in the game in Keith and scores the game winning goal in the TINY opportunity he gets given.

Sorry but Burrows is just too small and agile to do that sort of play in front of the net. He may be great at deflections and screens, but isn't big and physical like Kassian is.


Wow if you put ebbett with the SEDINS he will likely shine lol why the hell does kassian of all players deserve top line minutes rather then burrows who works his butt off game after game. Unless kassian shows he can be physical every single shift and game their is no reason he DESERVES to play on the top line.

Edit: I would agree with you if AV gave kassian those "10 seconds" of playing time for the first time after his 6 goal streak then you would have a point. But kassian gets to play with the Sedins every shift after a penalty kill, so where were you then ?

Edited by Kesbomb, 22 April 2013 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Wow if you put ebbett with the SEDINS he will likely shine lol why the hell does kassian of all players deserve top line minutes rather then burrows who works his butt off game after game. Unless kassian shows he can be physical every single shift and game their is no reason he DESERVES to play on the top line.


Some of us would like the Sedins to remain healthy and not get constantly run over in the playoffs.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Some of us would like the Sedins to remain healthy and not get constantly run over in the playoffs.


Yes that may be true, but to say that the Sedins and kassian will be a offensive force because he is "physical" lol other then the game today kassian has not been a real physical presence.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Yes that may be true, but to say that the Sedins and kassian will be a offensive force because he is "physical" lol other then the game today kassian has not been a real physical presence.


Except when he played with the Sedins last.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Kassian is not ready right now and he's not going to turn into some beast in the playoffs.

Give me a break on the "he hasn't had proper line mates" or "he got pulled off the Sedins line and has played poorly since then ". There's a reason why he's bounced around (defensive lapses) and anyone can play with the Sedins and succeed. Heck, Taylor "gentle giant" Pyatt could score consecutive 20+ goals and even Bitz pot in 2 goals in a few games.

Most rookies playing in the NHL playoffs have shown more aggressive play than Kassian did last year, which was why he was stapled to the bench, and he's supposed to be this "rumbling bull".

Sorry but even Steve Bernier throws a few big hits sometimes too.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

Kassian gets an important goal. But he was only allowed on the ice by AV because Burrows had just finished a PK. It doesn't matter if he scores a goal or craps the ice, AV had already decided before the game that no matter what happens that its straight back to the 4th line and meager minutes. 8:44. I hardly saw the 4th line in the third. This is how AV destroys young minds. Kassian needs to play. He needs to hone up for the playoffs. Its almost as if AV's plan is to ignore Zack until the playoffs, then on one of AV's bizzare hunches he'll be thrown in with the twins one night and be expected to instantly shine.......or ride the pine.

Young players with innate talent like Kassian need to be nutured along. Build confidence by rewarding them with more minutes. He scored a goal and then hardly saw the ice after. As if he were being benched for it. These multi dimensional games AV plays with some young rookies heads isn't helping.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

Kassian gets an important goal. But he was only allowed on the ice by AV because Burrows had just finished a PK. It doesn't matter if he scores a goal or craps the ice, AV had already decided before the game that no matter what happens that its straight back to the 4th line and meager minutes. 8:44. I hardly saw the 4th line in the third. This is how AV destroys young minds. Kassian needs to play. He needs to hone up for the playoffs. Its almost as if AV's plan is to ignore Zack until the playoffs, then on one of AV's bizzare hunches he'll be thrown in with the twins one night and be expected to instantly shine.......or ride the pine.

Young players with innate talent like Kassian need to be nutured along. Build confidence by rewarding them with more minutes. He scored a goal and then hardly saw the ice after. As if he were being benched for it. These multi dimensional games AV plays with some young rookies heads isn't helping.


I agree.
It actually is due to AV's ego being huge

I've said i before, AV enjoys hamming it up with the media more than building up his youth.
When Kas scored that late goal against the Oilers, he made it a point to say that that goal was meaningless...
wtf? why would anybody on the same side say that let alone the effing coach? way to reward and motivate your young guys.

This is a common theme with AV. When AV has a choice between shining in front of the media or privately helping his player, he will always take the media spotlight.

Another example, Hodgson getting cut from camp. Everyone knew that Hodgson played poorly and didn't deserve to make it. Hodgson then said his back was hurting and AV then responds to the media that he's using it as an excuse...

WTF AV? same team?

How about you tell it like it is without the head games and tell the media he wasn't playing well enough to make the roster but if he goes down and plays well, he might have a shot later in the year? Why get into your players head and talk about making up excuses etc?

AV is a dick plain and simple.




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