Dazzle Posted February 17, 2015 Share Posted February 17, 2015 This is not another Kassian thread praising him for scoring goals during his goal streak, 'looking' confident and 'making the right plays'. Yet, this is not a thread about bashing him for not being similar to Bertuzzi. I am a fan of Kassian. We know that he's got "size", good playmaking ability (good passer) and a really good shot, along with glimpses of good vision. We've seen it in play during his goal streaks, where people suddenly rode his jock strap after bashing him games before. Yet, these last few games, he's been a defensive liability, with the giveaways, trying to force plays where there isn't one, invisible on the score sheet and not being physical enough. That's not to say that he should be faultless - even the Sedins have made some brain-numbing plays. However, the Sedins bring other elements to their game, in which their flaws could be overlooked. Sometimes, they're not good enough and they get outshone by the other lines. Then you see a player like Kenins (physical element, energy) and, potentially, MacMillan (same type of deal) - as well as Horvat (good all-round play, good passing, faceoffs, etc)... Kassian disappoints against these players, especially against Kenins, who's only seen a few games in the NHL. Why is that? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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