casualty Posted February 22, 2015 Share Posted February 22, 2015 Since the start of the 2013 lock out season The line of Sedin / Sedin / Kassian has played 8 games together. Kassian has 7 goals! Now, does this not out way any defensive foul ups Kassian has? The other game henrik made a brutal pass that resulted in a goal yet it's not considered so bad because what he does and has done his whole career, get points. Kassian, in the right situation, can thrive! I know 8 games over 3 seasons is a very small sample size but the goals speek for themselves. An observation and comparison I'll make about Kassian I thought of while watching the game against the devils is this ( now I'm not saying he is comparable as jagr is one of the greatest players ever ) but, Kassian reminds me in a lot of ways of Jagr. Now hear me out before you flame me! They are very similar in size and skill set. Kassian is criticized for not using his size however there are a couple ways you can use your size. You can hit or fight or you can use your frame for positioning. Another player like this was Eric Daze. Could you imagine if when jagr was coming up the penguins said, " hey jagr you arnt gonna play cause you don't hit people or fight even though you are a force every night you play with Mario. Never mind the fact kassian'a defensive gasps can be masked playing on the top line, cause just like Henriks the other day it will be made up for and forgot about. Never mind the fact he has 7 goals in 8 games with the twins. Never mind the fact he is averaging close to a point a game the last month. Never mind the fact he was drafted into this league to put up points and acquired by the Canucks to do the same thing. Mind the fact that with burrows injured now is the time to take off his leash! Play him with twins! And see what he can do! Mind the fact that it give our team a whole bunch of balance once healthy to him with the twins and as a bonus there is a big lug there to stop teams from assaulting the twins. And last but not least mind the fact that if willie d and benning fail to recognize this and ruin him but demoting and benching him again and then perhaps trading him it could be like Neely all over again ( although he's not a Neely but a jagr type player lol )! Sent from my iPhone Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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