Strangelove wrote:But hey opinions are like *assholes*. Speaking of that: You ARE in love with Cody.
Strangelove wrote:I just finished reading miles of postings by hundreds of Sabre fans
... and I'd say 95% of em figure Kassian is a can't-miss NHL powerforward in the making.
RoyalDude wrote:Somebody get the Raymond traders a subscription of Xanax that will take them through to the end of the season. It must be a terrifically terrible day for them.
Lancer wrote:Thanks for the insight HW. Too bad things worked out as they did. Any word why Gillis went after Kassian, beyond Eric Crawford and Dave Gagner's endorsement of the kid?
Strangelove wrote:Potatoe1 wrote:If he can be a 20 goal 40 point guy with his size and toughness, he's a huge asset and perhaps even more valuable then the 60+ point guy Cody Hodgson will most likely turn into.
Why Potski it does my heart good to hear you talk that way!
tantalum wrote:Who knows with all the rumours out of the way and a couple of goal Raymond might just get back to that 25G 50pt form.
Potatoe1 wrote:I've always been high on big, physical, guys who are actually play.
I just don't want garbage players on the roster strictly to fight.
Lancer]Check the Memorial Cup stats. I see a lot of Hall, Nemisz, Loktionov, Ellis, Cundari, Cam Fowler and Eric Wellwood amongst the top scorers from Windsor, but no Kassian. Seems he was more a passenger than a driver of that bus.[/quote]
I did as you said, and checked theMemorial Cup stats from 2010.
First, Loktionov was in the 2009 Memorial Cup.
Second, Kassian had 2g 3a 5pts, which places him higher than Nemisz (1g 4a), Ellis (0g 5a). He was one assist shy of a 3-way tie with Wellwood, Fowler and Dale Mitchell for 3rd most points on the team. As it stands, Kassian is 7th on the 2010 Memorial Cup winning team for points.
Kassian was tied for 8th-most goals in the tournament.
Maybe a bit early to write Kassian off...?
[quote="Madcombinepilot wrote:I still think that some here are selling Coho short on his skill set and hockey smarts....