We got Kassian at the wrong stage of his career. The Oilers took him when he was just about at rock bottom regarding his career and addictions, gave him a chance and we see where that has led. Neither Vancouver nor Montreal were, apparently, in states to be that patient with him. Just the way the moons aligned.
That said, would I cry a tear if someone slipped him some fentanyl and sent him back to rehab if only to fuck with the Oilers? Not one tear.
Zack had a game where the stars aligned for him, the puck was a magnet on him all night. All season he was on the 3rd and 4th line doing pretty much what 4th liners do all year, he has one of those games in the playoffs and now he's the next Gordie Howe, lol, ya gotta love the Dead Cat Bouncers out there.
Coke heads are never out of the woods, falling off the wagon is quite simple for them. Gotta love those who think the Oilers are the hero's here, permanently fixing him, the Canucks had him in stage 3 substance abuse counselling or whatever stage it was called, the worst stage, they were very patient with him, did all they could to help him (you are wrong about the Canucks on this, Lancer), but as you know with coke heads, they tend to have to hit absolute rock bottom before the light sets in, so they asked around if anyone would take the problem off their hands, Benning had to let everyone know about Zacks personal struggles with the demon when trying to trade him, Bergevin took a flyer, didn't quite work out as we saw with his infamous 6am chicken scratch prowling of the streets of Montreal for a refill of more white powder to keep that train a rollin'. I knew of Zacks coke problem a few months before he was traded, even mentioned here.
To be honest, Zack owes the Canucks and Habs a big thanks and apology at the same time.
DOYLE WOULD’VE RATHER HAD KEVIN HAYES AT 7 YEARS 7 MILLION PER INSTEAD OF J.T. MILLER FOR A LATE 1ST RD PICK