There just needs to be a reality check on what we as fans are expecting out of him. I said in a previous post he could be a bigger skilled guy, with good vision, that provides some hits, and puts in 40-50 points. That is a good thing. What really screwed him over was being traded for Hodgson who we all thought would be a point per game player in this league. We automatically assumed Kassian would be too. He just doesn't have the skill set and hockey IQ for that.
If he can increase his physicality on the ice and start producing more consistently, he will work out well in Vancouver.
Spot-on assessment. In particular, we've seen glimpses of how he can push off in front of the net to get the stuff-in goals, we've seen him making deft setups which have led to goals, and we even got to see him snipe (my first time seeing him do that) on Neuvirth two games ago. What this shows me is that he has all the elements but he just has to learn when to try which kind of play. I agree that once his physicality and scoring consistency arrive he can be lock for 45 points a season, having more assists than goals (I think he'd have a couple snipes per season but get mostly one-timers from in close), some hits (hopes he keeps his nastiness but keeps making smart plays) and decent penalty numbers. I think he'd top off in the 2nd line with 1st PP net front responsibilities, which is definitely fine with me.