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Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:39 pm
by lostinarink
Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said today that Zachary was in stage 1 before he (Benning) got here. So under MG's watch. He also said they did everything they could to help Zach and get him the help he needed but in the end it is up to the individual to buy in. Said he was very frank with Montreal and Montreal was well aware of Zach's history. It was hard to move him.

The Canucks were committed to having good character guys, on and off the ice, to help nurture all the kids in the organization. They obviously didn't want his influence rubbing off on the younger kids.

Zach has potential but has never had to work at it, always dominated at every level. I hope for his sake he gets it turned around.
2 thumbs up to TL, JB and the rest of them for deciding when it was time to move and and acting upon it. No doubt, if the Habs hadn't taken the risk, JB would have waived him as soon as that window opened for the new season.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:32 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said today that Zachary was in stage 1 before he (Benning) got here. So under MG's watch.
I wonder if Zack had this issue even when MG acquired him?

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:57 am
by Hockey Widow
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said today that Zachary was in stage 1 before he (Benning) got here. So under MG's watch.
I wonder if Zack had this issue even when MG acquired him?
He had a bar fight or two as a junior but who knows when things got this bad.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:17 am
by Chef Boi RD
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Benning said today that Zachary was in stage 1 before he (Benning) got here. So under MG's watch.
I wonder if Zack had this issue even when MG acquired him?
Zack has had issues dating all the way back to junior beyond just a couple of bar fights. The hodgson trade was a trading of players with issues, albeit, different kind of issues.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:46 pm
by Hockey Widow
With the NHL admitting that cocain use is on the increase in the NHL, and every year there are players who can't get contracts, or get them late and below what you expected they would get, makes you wonder......

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:08 pm
by Topper
Stage 1 was was under MG/Torts watch, out partying was under JB/WD's watch, Stage 2 is under the Habs watch.

Intriguing time line.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:47 pm
by Topper
Mob ties to Zach's truck.....

welcome to Montreal kid.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:04 pm
by Hank
Well it's obviously not Zack's fault then.

He was forced to take a ride at 6am in a mob truck.

Can't do much with broken blow holes. Might as well re-Habs.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:19 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
Hank wrote:Well it's obviously not Zack's fault then.

He was forced to take a ride at 6am in a mob truck.

Can't do much with broken blow holes. Might as well re-Habs.
Yeah, I know right? Kass always gets blamed for everything, he didnt even do anything. He was just a passenger, not his fault the dumb bitch can't drive. :lol:

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:54 pm
by BurningBeard
Topper wrote:Stage 1 was was under MG/Torts watch, out partying was under JB/WD's watch, Stage 2 is under the Habs watch.

Intriguing time line.
The guy has had too many coaches, cut him a break. :roll:

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:57 pm
by Hockey Widow
I only wish the best for Zachary. He has so much potential and I would love to see him get his shit together and have an NHL career. Personality wise the guy is not a dick. Met him once and he is a nice guy, polite, humble even a little shy. It's all on him to slay the dragon. Some substance abusers are just plain assholes, Zach isn't one of them. Having said that, glad we moved on. We have so many young impressionable kids on the team right now, we don't need that influence in the locker room. Heard the other day that if the Canucks had not been able to trade him they were prepared to buy him out. They didn't want to waive him and have him in Utica either, they were done.

Re: Kassian traded to Habs...

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:29 pm
by Cornuck
Just a note - until details are released, let's not start / rehash rumours about drug use.

Thanks.