Do not be surprised to see Kassian planting his ample frame in front of the net on the second unit PP.
tantalum wrote:People shouldn't sell Kassian short....
tantalum wrote:DO the canucks lose something on the third line? Perhaps they lose some offense, though as much as I like Cody to me it looked like he was beginning to a wall. COuld he step it up down the stretch and in the playoffs? Perhaps but also a possibility he struggles a lot. No idea really, but I don't think he was going to be the saviour of the team in the playoffs.
black ace wrote:If I was to guess Gillis probably called about Gaustad and Buffalo asked for Hodgson. Gillis said no way. Buffalo then said what would it take and Gillis went after a big tough prospect about the same age.
If Hodgson was ever going to be traded Kassian is exactly the type of guy I would want back. Lets hope he becomes a 2nd line winger though. Hodgson will be a good 2nd line center probably right away.
Strangelove wrote:BOLD MOVE INDEED
Topper will be happy!!
Black Ace you beat me by 2 minutes because I waited to see who we gave up!
love Hodgson, LOVE Kassian.
Nice to see Gillis adding the physicality this season some of us were calling for.
KASSIAN, Booth, Bitz, Weise!
Didn't get our beast defenseman, but oh well....
UWSaint wrote:Agreed -- Kassian has great upside, but I think there is more volatility in Kassian. I don't mean suspensions or assault charges; I mean risk that the downside is a marginal NHL player as opposed to a second line center (Hodgson's downside unless injury makes it worse).
My feeling is that Cody Hodgson is the kind of player that scores huge goals at the right time and that he will earn a reputation for being a clutch player. There is some of that in his hostory, but a lot of it is just a feeling because our sample size is pretty small.