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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:38 pm

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The acquisition of Shutdown Specialist Pahlsson and his exciting brand of hockey, replacing the young skilled Hodgson has me nearly Shut Down from all the excitement that a player of Pahlssson's ilk brings to the table - Shut Down hockey at its finest. I look forward to the great display of fine checking by Pahlsson and zero creativity and will not miss the creative, offensive skill work of Cody Hodgson and that great shot of his and vision for setting teamates up with glorious chances.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Reefer2 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:10 pm

When the deal was done I said I did not like it, maybe in the off season but not now. Kassian was not going to bring anything to the team this season to help them win the SC. I said that CH scoring was more important as it takes pressue of the top 2 lines and I was told secondary scoring was a luxury. Thinking Kassian may help in 2 - 3 years is bad planning, this team needs to win now and go for it. They have a short window of opportunity and just look no further that SJ on how easily a team can fall.

I am not in the locker room so I don't know the truth about what CH and/or his agent really asked for or how they acted with MG but somehow I feel AV had something to do with this deal happening at the time it did. One problem this team has (and still does) are the tough guys who can hit hard and fight when needed, last season with Glass and who ever else was on the 4th line they never did anything to help the team win against Boston.

This year if the Nucks come up against a team like Bos I do not see Kassian at 21 being the answer but CH may chip in a few goals that would help. I will stand by my belief that the deal was bad for this team at the time it was made.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

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RoyalDude wrote: The acquisition of Shutdown Specialist Pahlsson and his exciting brand of hockey, replacing the young skilled Hodgson has me nearly Shut Down from all the excitement that a player of Pahlssson's ilk brings to the table - Shut Down hockey at its finest. I look forward to the great display of fine checking by Pahlsson and zero creativity and will not miss the creative, offensive skill work of Cody Hodgson and that great shot of his and vision for setting teamates up with glorious chances.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:01 am

I feel bad for Zack Kassian cause the local media and fans here in Canuckland have pumped this 21 year old kid to be the guy that will take care of the Staubitz and Lucic of the NHL and create offense like Cam Neely. Terrible to put this kind of pressure on the kid to be that guy. I watched that fight last night peeking through my fingers. Glad I did.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 am

Cody Hodgson last hight - 21:48
Zack Kassian last night - 8:06
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 am

Reefer2 wrote:When the deal was done I said I did not like it, maybe in the off season but not now. Kassian was not going to bring anything to the team this season to help them win the SC. I said that CH scoring was more important as it takes pressue of the top 2 lines and I was told secondary scoring was a luxury. Thinking Kassian may help in 2 - 3 years is bad planning, this team needs to win now and go for it. They have a short window of opportunity and just look no further that SJ on how easily a team can fall.

I am not in the locker room so I don't know the truth about what CH and/or his agent really asked for or how they acted with MG but somehow I feel AV had something to do with this deal happening at the time it did. One problem this team has (and still does) are the tough guys who can hit hard and fight when needed, last season with Glass and who ever else was on the 4th line they never did anything to help the team win against Boston.

This year if the Nucks come up against a team like Bos I do not see Kassian at 21 being the answer but CH may chip in a few goals that would help. I will stand by my belief that the deal was bad for this team at the time it was made.
Exactly

I like Zack Kassian, but you don't trade a young skilled centre who was helping pick up the slack in creating offense, for a project parked down on the 4th line. I thought we were suppose to be trying to win the cup now?

This trade has done diddly squat to stop teams from picking on the Sedins. Even if Gillis had picked up Ott, Moen and Staubitz it still would do fuck all to stop teams from taking liberty on the Sedins. The Sedins are effective when the offense is spead out, now it's not. All the CoHo trade did was make it easier for teams to shut down our skill cause we now have less of it. I just don't get the trade. We now have no 3rd line but 3 Shut Down lines like Botch said and is all excited about.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:22 am

Reefer2 wrote: This year if the Nucks come up against a team like Bos I do not see Kassian at 21 being the answer but CH may chip in a few goals that would help.
CoHo was the answer, remember the game in Boston this year, that beauty of a goal he scored on Thomas. People seem to forget that the real reason we lost to the Bruins was that 3/4's of the team had some sort of injury going on, we were a lame duck by the time we got to the finals. We all saw this season what a healthy Vancouver Canuck team can do against the Bruins.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:30 am

RoyalDude wrote:
CoHo was the answer, remember the game in Boston this year, that beauty of a goal he scored on Thomas. People seem to forget that the real reason we lost to the Bruins was that 3/4's of the team had some sort of injury going on, we were a lame duck by the time we got to the finals. We all saw this season what a healthy Vancouver Canuck team can do against the Bruins.
Yeah Cody is the answer all right. When the games get tough he lights it up . What is it three points in 20 now ?


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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Arachnid » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:52 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
CoHo was the answer, remember the game in Boston this year, that beauty of a goal he scored on Thomas. People seem to forget that the real reason we lost to the Bruins was that 3/4's of the team had some sort of injury going on, we were a lame duck by the time we got to the finals. We all saw this season what a healthy Vancouver Canuck team can do against the Bruins.
Yeah Cody is the answer all right. When the games get tough he lights it up . What is it three points in 20 now ?


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-1 again last night :o Kickassian was awesome last night and his +/- was OK too 8-)
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 am

Arachnid wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
CoHo was the answer, remember the game in Boston this year, that beauty of a goal he scored on Thomas. People seem to forget that the real reason we lost to the Bruins was that 3/4's of the team had some sort of injury going on, we were a lame duck by the time we got to the finals. We all saw this season what a healthy Vancouver Canuck team can do against the Bruins.
Yeah Cody is the answer all right. When the games get tough he lights it up . What is it three points in 20 now ?


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-1 again last night :o Kickassian was awesome last night and his +/- was OK too 8-)
Funny thing is though, the Sabres seem to be winning since the trade and we just kinda sucking. Well, we've been kinda sucking for awhile cause our offense has completely dried up. We can't seem to take teams to OT like we did there for awhile, we just seem to be digressing with each game, especially offensively which makes all the sense more to trade away a a skilled playmaking centre with a great shot who added secondary scoring from the 3rd line and replace him with the great shut downess of Sami Pahlsson.

Kickassian was awesome last night? All 8 minutes of him and a beat down by Staubitz? C'mon Spidey

Cody Hodgson last night - 21:48
Zack Kassian last night - 8:06
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Arachnid » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:13 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
CoHo was the answer, remember the game in Boston this year, that beauty of a goal he scored on Thomas. People seem to forget that the real reason we lost to the Bruins was that 3/4's of the team had some sort of injury going on, we were a lame duck by the time we got to the finals. We all saw this season what a healthy Vancouver Canuck team can do against the Bruins.
-1 again last night :o Kickassian was awesome last night and his +/- was OK too 8-)
Funny thing is though, the Sabres seem to be winning since the trade and we just kinda sucking.

Kickassian was awesome last night? All 8 minutes of him and a beat down by Staubitz? C'mon Spidey

Cody Hodgson last night - 21:48
Zack Kassian last night - 8:06
Dude, Sabres haven't won all there games since the trade, and CoHo has been -3 and zero points in the last 3 games...for a 2nd line centre? Don't compare Zugly with CoHo compare him to Kesler who has been great in the past couple of games...

Buttaflo isn't even in the playoffs and are desperate to make it...we are in and seeded nicely...they are coasting is all (read my Habs GDT post)...

Can't wait for the first round....ummmmm did you stop smoking pot Dude? :blush:
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by Strangelove » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:12 pm

RoyalDude wrote: Cody Hodgson last night - 21:48
Zack Kassian last night - 8:06
And yet they put up the same amount of points! :thumbs:

At least Kassian delivered 3 thunderous hits... and went toe to toe with Staubitz.

Cody with ZERO points and minus 4 in 6 games with Buffalo since the trade despite gobs of icetime! :lol:

BTW which are these 3 shutdown lines to which you refer? :mex:
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Post by tantalum » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:34 pm

Cody...SHUTDOWN center. 0 pts in 7 games for the Sabres (0 in 9 overall, 1 in 13).

The Sabres broadcast said it best yesterday when they said with the Vanek injury Hodgson is going to get a great chance but if he can't produce he is going to be moved down the lineup in a hurry.

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