I'm not bring up another Hodgson VS Kassian thread. We should be already past that.
What would you guys do with Kassian this off season? I would probably just offer him a 2 year contract worth $1million/year.
He's 23 now and I think for the next 2 years if he's still putting up similar stats he should be considerred a AHLer/4th liner.
With Jensen now emerging, if Kassian still doesn't pan out like we hope, this could be his last contract with the canucks.
Now that's just some seriously limited logic.
It's like; sees a shiny new toy, discards the one in hand.
There are 12 forwards spots - and until Jensen and then Kassian were added to the organization, RW was easily the Canucks shallowest position.
Burrows is a natural LW moved to RW to play with the Sedins.
Hansen is an elite 3rd line RW.
The Canucks have built some depth down the middle, but one Jensen (who happens to be a left handed shot who plays RW for the most part) is not going to make Kassian expendable.
2 years x 1 million and potentially his last contract - that's both bleak and a pretty dramatic underplaying of what Kassian is showing he can bring. People may wish to dwell on numbers out of context, but 11 goals and 19 points is not bad at all playing 12 third line minutes a night, on a depleted Canucks roster, getting 43% offensive zone starts.
He'll be an important part of the team moving forward. What he's done with Booth and rotating depth centers is not really that indicative of what he's capable of imo.