Iceman2014 wrote:It sounds like Kassian is a goner and my sources tell me management believes he has no heart - which is often the way he plays. Sadly, the return on him may be less than impressive. If that's the case then it might be best to hang on to him.
Kassassian has no heart? He comes across as a guy who communicates well with his teammates, wants to win, wants to improve his game and has an old school a-hole hockey attitude. Luv the scene with him and Richie Rich close to the end; Rich is fun watching mic'd up too. *hehe* I still remember the last time we were in the playoffs (Vs Sharks?), I thought some guys like Zack and LapDawg, they really wanted to be out there, play their physical game and try to be a difference; however, it seemed like AV was scared they would take a penalty, so they were held on a short leash and AV just rolled his top 2 lines.
Yeah, that might have something to do with it. Maybe it's tuff luv to get him going, but sometimes it's hard for a young guy to hear your boss take a crap all over ya. Some guys need tuff luv, some guys needed to be cuddled and shown a vote of confidence. Just look @ Edler from last year and this (Torts being hard on him vs current managment treating him like a cute puppy). It must be tuff for Zack as well, he sees all these guys like Burr, Higgy, Hansen, Dorsett, & Vey get chances to play in more offensive situations and he's always stuck in the same place all the time(no slight to Rich/Matthias). His injury didn't help things, I say give him up till the 10 game mark to see where he's really at. Maybe the Nucks should of sent him on a conditioning stint in Utica before playing him in the NHL.RoyalDude wrote:Kassian is digressing and he wasn't exactly digressing from a good place. Apparently Benning poo poo'ed all the hype of Kassians strong showing towards the end of last season about how it was all against bad teams and the goals were usually like the 5-1 goal, I can't remember, but they brought it up on 1040 about Benning saying this.