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Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby black ace » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:34 pm

part of a big deal apparently with Buffalo

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby tantalum » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:34 pm

Now I be nervous.....

wow Hodgson gone. Guess the rift exists.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby dhabums » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:35 pm

Au revoir Cody?
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby mathonwy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:35 pm

Shit...

Coho for kassian straight up??
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby black ace » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:35 pm

for Hodgson
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby tantalum » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Well this would be a bold move. Kassian is a hell of a prospect but so is Hodgson.

I'm unsure what to think of this. Oh wait a minute Hodgson is an ex canuck so he clearly sucks.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Jovorock » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:40 pm

54 Zack Kassian 30 15 11 26 4 31 ahl

54 R Zack Kassian 27 3 4 7 -1 20 nhl

Position: Forward
D.O.B.: Jan. 24, 1991
Height: 6-3 Weight: 228

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Arachnid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:41 pm

Hmmmmm, do we get a D too? If so, not so bad...butt I called it with the too many C's prediction 8-)
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby black ace » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Sulzer to Buffalo
Gragnani to Vancouver
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby dhabums » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:43 pm

Arachnid wrote:Hmmmmm, do we get a D too? If so, not so bad...butt I called it with the too many C's prediction 8-)


Gragnani for Sulzer as well.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Jovorock » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:44 pm

17 Marc-Andre Gragnani 6' 2" 201 Mar 11, 1987 24 Montreal, QC, CAN
17 D Marc-Andre Gragnani 44 1 11 12 10 20

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Canuck-One » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:45 pm

From The Hockey News
Zack Kassian
ASSETS: Has tremendous size and strength, as well as the ability to dominate in the corners. Is aggressive, can fight and boasts a lot of scoring upside.

FLAWS: Is a questionable skater, which could hinder his ability to put up points at the highest level. Takes bad penalties on occasion.

CAREER POTENTIAL: Power forward with upside.

I wouldn't have done this deal if this is all there is to it. AV simply was not playing Hodgson to his capabilities and that I guess is why he is gone. Too bad because this kid will be a star for years to come.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby tantalum » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:47 pm

It's a moving around of assets. I guess they decided that Hodgson wasn't going to move to wing or force Kesler to the wing. The team is missing young wingers, especially ones with size and Kassian has big time size. He's NHL ready but RAW yet. However, he is a young guy that is likely not far behind Wiese or Bitz right now and has a far higher ceiling.

Gragnani is a 25 year old D-man that can likely play in that 6-8 slot and improve to a 4/5 guy.

It makes sense from the canucks perspective but damn it could blow up in Gillis' face in a hurry.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Arachnid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Canuck-One wrote:From The Hockey News
Zack Kassian
ASSETS: Has tremendous size and strength, as well as the ability to dominate in the corners. Is aggressive, can fight and boasts a lot of scoring upside.

FLAWS: Is a questionable skater, which could hinder his ability to put up points at the highest level. Takes bad penalties on occasion.

CAREER POTENTIAL: Power forward with upside.

I wouldn't have done this deal if this is all there is to it. AV simply was not playing Hodgson to his capabilities and that I guess is why he is gone. Too bad because this kid will be a star for years to come.


Yeah, but we got a good young D in return (a premium), Sulzer was a throw in, Gragnani will be the key to the whole deal...apparently it even opens up cap space...
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby black ace » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Logically it makes sense as there was no way that Hodgson was going to be a center on either of the Canucks top 2 lines. I really didnt think it was going to happen though. In Kassian we pick up a piece we didnt have. He is a guy who might be our first top 6 power forward since Bertuzzi. When Gillis said he was looking to change the chemistry of the team a bit he has really done that. Kassian will probably play in the bottom 6 to start but who knows.

Kind of goes back to the debate at the draft though. Hodgson's skill vs Kyle Beech's edge. Obviously Beech hasnt made it but Kassian fills that role.

Sulzer for me was useless. I dont know much about the other guy we got. but being a + player on Buffalo is a good sign.
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