Currently in Gr11 and having the time of my life, so people saying its not significant are lying. Sure High school does not define your whole life, but at the same time the memories you will make you will have forever.
Being popular isn't easy, it's not something that you can just be. Someone said that being popular is like being funny you either are, or you aren't and that is 100 percent on the mark. In order to be popular you have to fit into numerous social groups and have various activities you do which connect you to other people. I am dedicated to soccer and fitness but also enjoy to party and do stupid things with my friends, I'm not saying you have to be athletic or drink/smoke to have friends but having a common ground of things you enjoy to do will help you meet a lot of people you genuinely get along with.
Everything comes down to confidence, living it up in the moment, and not caring what people think, but don't be someone you're not because that never ends out well for anyone.
Lots of responses making the same point -- it depends on what is offered. Hard to disagree.
The question is -- how much do the Canucks need in return. I personally would trade him for a first round pick.
As for the patience issue -- showing patience when a player is 20 (like Gaunce and Shinkaruk) or 21 (like Jensen) is one thing. But by the time a guy is 24 he is probably not too far from his ceiling. Some guys do peak late and Kassian might be one of those guys. But the odds are that if he is still struggling at age 24 he will not get a lot better.
However, there is some possibility he will develop into a good two-way power forward, and this is what makes his trade value fairly high.
lol Bertuzzi didn't really put it all together until he was 25-26