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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Jovocop » Tue May 01, 2012 4:36 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:I think Booth will benifit from a off season with the canucks as well. 1/2 the team missed the offseason last year, and we were behind as a result.

Next fall, we go 5-5-3 out of the gate, and we will be fine..
With a year with a contender under his belt and hopefully a healthy Kesler to play with, Booth will be expected to put up 50-60 points next season.

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:28 pm

dhabums wrote:Remember when the kiddies cried after Linden was traded for Bertuzzi and McCabe?
funny thing..... I'm pretty sure lever, Doc and myself were the only ones who liked that trade at the time. There was smithrites full of urine and shitty diapers from all the youngsters we had to mop through but that trade turned up fucking aces. Unless the Zack can put up 80 points a year and beat the shit out the entire league , there's no fear of a repeat of that happening , however a real solid power forward (think a rich mans Ryane Clowe) for a small, stumpy, slow, but skilled centreman is a good trade in any mans books.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Actually, if Kass can become a Shane Doan type of player, I'd be very happy (a physical player who is a consistent 20 goal guy). One of the reasons I wanted Doan here, take the pressure off Kass and be a mentor for him.

Diehard1 wrote:Bert and Kassian aren't great comparables - Bert is a supremely skilled big man with great hands and motivation/attitude issues.

Kass is a supremely skilled big man who doesn't have Berts hands or skating abilities, but is very driven to get better.

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by SKYO » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Can't believe he got benched from a AHL game, I guess he still is showing his inconsistency that he is known for.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Fred » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:47 pm

SKYO wrote:Can't believe he got benched from a AHL game, I guess he still is showing his inconsistency that he is known for.
I think this could have more to do with the coach wanting to get all the players from a large roster into a few games
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:57 am

Fred wrote:
SKYO wrote:Can't believe he got benched from a AHL game, I guess he still is showing his inconsistency that he is known for.
I think this could have more to do with the coach wanting to get all the players from a large roster into a few games
Inconsistency and taking dumb penalties, especially late in the game, seem to be the issue.

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Jovocop » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:29 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Fred wrote:
SKYO wrote:Can't believe he got benched from a AHL game, I guess he still is showing his inconsistency that he is known for.
I think this could have more to do with the coach wanting to get all the players from a large roster into a few games
Inconsistency and taking dumb penalties, especially late in the game, seem to be the issue.

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Both of them are still young. Hopefully, they can learn their lessons. So far, Kassian has shown that he is at least smarter than Ben Eager...

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:02 pm

I worry that ole Zack might not be there in the head and the heart. Can you imagine if this guy had Stan Smyl's passion for balls to the wall work ethic every shift? The games that I have seen of Kassian, he is a frustrating player, gives flashes here and there but for the most part he is pretty much not all that noticeable.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Jovocop » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:49 pm

RoyalDude wrote:I worry that ole Zack might not be there in the head and the heart. Can you imagine if this guy had Stan Smyl's passion for balls to the wall work ethic every shift? The games that I have seen of Kassian, he is a frustrating player, gives flashes here and there but for the most part he is pretty much not all that noticeable.
Not trying to compare Kassian to Bertuzzi, however, the similarities are there. Bertuzzi did not blossom into a star player until he was 26 and playing next to Naslund. Kassian is still a kid who needs time to mature. Give him some time, perhaps Schroeder and Kassian could be a Bertuzzi and Naslund lite. ;)

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:16 pm

I would take a Ryane Clowe type, an Andrew Ladd type, a Milan Lucic type ( but not quite as physically intimidating), a David Clarkson type etc.... If Kassian can kick in 40 - 55 points play on the 2nd line or at worst the 3rd and not be a liability he will be good player.

I swear Pacific Blue will be disappointed if he doesn't turn into Eric Lindros, Cam Neely and Mark Messier all rolled into one.

RD probably thinks anything less than ten straight years of 90 - 110 points, 200 pims, + 30 , 200 hits, 20 fights and winning at least 16 of them is a crappy career.


Zack Kassian 1254 GP 583 G 790 A 1373 P 2534 PIM
2 or 3 cups , a couple hundred playoff games and he walks old ladies and mongoloids to their cars after the games.

Come on kid fucking get on it.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Tciso » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:59 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Zack Kassian 1254 GP 583 G 790 A 1373 P 2534 PIM
2 or 3 cups , a couple hundred playoff games and he walks old ladies and mongoloids to their cars after the games.

Come on kid fucking get on it.
Of course RD hates him. He walked the Mongoloid to his car first, and left the old lady stranded for 5 minutes. The insensitive, heartless Bastard!!!

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:30 pm

OK, if Zack Kassian doesn't start getting his shit together soon, Gillis needs to be fired. Apparently Zack is shitting the bed again tonight.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Fred » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:15 pm

Yeah I suppose Buffalo are having a laugh. That`s the reason they traded him, his inability to produce on a consistent basis. The problem with him playing in the AHL is he`s surrounded by players in a similar position, that`s why they are in part in the AHL and not the NHL. Definitely seems to be a problem between the ears. In some cases it`s big players that dominated to young in their lives, Play when they want to. I don`t know how you cure that...on the ice or on the couch of a psychiatrist office

One question that never comes up is how come the agents are never accountable. The players always blaming the owners for signing dumb contracts, but the fact is agents are for ever playing one team off against another and asking for unreasonable contracts from all parties - teams Frankly the players just wash their hands of any responsibility. Who me ...naw .. i just let my agent take care of those details. Yeah Dick head he`s doing all your dirty work behind the scenes so you don`t need to accept any responsibility
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:05 pm

Yeah, we seem to be like a toilet bowl to take on Buffalo's shit. If Buffalo wants to get rid of some shitty players, as long as they have a bit of size, we seem all too happy to take them on. All Buffalo has to do is take a dump and flush them towards Vancouver's way. First Pyatt, then Bernier and now Kassian. Just like Quinn's drafting style, our management always has a hard on for size and they fail to look at anything else. Trade Kassian now while we can still get something and ppl still think he has some potential or else we'll end up with another bag of pucks in a couple years. :lol:

Funny. Pyatt, nice touch for a big man, but a gentle giant. Bernier, good work ethic and good team guy, but too slow. Kass, plays a good physical game, but too inconsistent and seems to be missing hockey IQ. if we can ever genetically take out the good traits of Pyatt, Bernier and Kass and put it in one guy, we'd have the ultimate powerfoward. *LOL*
Fred wrote:Yeah I suppose Buffalo are having a laugh. That`s the reason they traded him, his inability to produce on a consistent basis.

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Todd Bersnoozi wrote: Kass, plays a good physical game, but too inconsistent and seems to be missing hockey IQ.
I don't think that's his game at all. He's more of a skilled big man who hasn't grown into his body yet. I watch him pretty regularly(except tonight...damn it) and see a real sweet touch on the puck. If anything, I think he needs to add a more consistent physical element to his game and drive through a few defenders rather than dangle around them. When he can figure that all out...look out.
For now, lets let the kid grow and develop a bit before we dub him the next Sandlak/Pyatt/Bernier. Detroits good prospects are all 23-24 years old and they're just now starting to take it to the next level. Lets talk after next season...
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