donlever wrote:Different era, different time, different game
We all know your love for old time hockey and the importance you put on the role of the tough guy. We're all there with ya...but only as long as said tough guy can play, especially the way the game has evolved. While it was great to know you had a Hordichuk in the line up, the guy was really just a waste of space spending every shift trying to get out of his own zone.
Kassian is much much different story. For one thing he's not a goon, we all know that by now, the kid is a player..and what a bonus to have a guy who's able to step in if the situation calls for it. Lappy answered the bell this year chucking the knuckles, you gotta love that, but you can tell he wasn't all that comfortable knowing HE would have to answer for everything. No coincidence he looked 2 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier last night. I just hope he doesn't get carried away with his antics, the way it cost us in the Finals, now that he knows he can get away with more. Stick to playing big, tough and mean with your even bigger, tougher, meaner buddy next to you and what a tremendous element we'll have moving forward.