Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:30 am

BladesofSteel wrote:
Uhhhhh, The dude cowered like a pussy. Not the kind of imposing figure one would expect out of a guy with his physical attributes. If he's too frickin' sensitive, he's useless.


I remember that game. He was getting chirped , then crumpled up into a ball in the fetal position. Fuck i was pissed.....He was rendered useless after that verbal beating. I was disgusted and I knew that the fact that he wasn't a very good trash talker with no good one liners in his pocket was likely going to haunt him later in his career.Everything for him is likely going right down the shitter if he doesn't strat throwing some insults around on the ice. His speed will decline, his shot will miss the net more often, he'll blow defensive coverage.

I mean look what trash talking has done for Sean Avery ....... right ??? right ???
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby donlever » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:45 am

The Kassassin will work out or not.

If he does his trash talking will be done with vicious hits or right jabs and left hooks to the face.

That will likely suffice.

Anyone else feel the potential of a Van City Todd Bertuzzi'ish growth with this lad?
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby CrzyCanuck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:54 am

I think Kassian has the potential to grow into Doc's favourite Clarkian asshole powerforward.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:22 am

Last season he was a huge target, but was but a boy amongst men. I have little doubt he will be a terrific addition to the club.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby the Dogsalmon » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:26 am

donlever wrote:The Kassassin will work out or not.

If he does his trash talking will be done with vicious hits or right jabs and left hooks to the face.

That will likely suffice.

Anyone else feel the potential of a Van City Todd Bertuzzi'ish growth with this lad?




yup I agree with you...trash talking is for fags...
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby herb » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:43 am

Isn't trash talking for hair pulling, finger biting, groin kneeing Frenchmen?
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby the Dogsalmon » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:46 am

herb wrote:Isn't trash talking for hair pulling, finger biting, groin kneeing Frenchmen?




unlikely...i think it started in some shithole ghetto in L.A...
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby JonT21 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 am

I seriously can't believe you guys are complaining about his lack of trash talking. Did you guys run out of stuff to talk about?

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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:40 am

I don't the issue is the lack of trash talk, it's the fact that he seemed intimidated when being trash talked.

I'm more than happy to see Kassian say nothing but stare the clown trash talking him right in the face then go out next shift and plaster him to the glass. Actually I would much prefer this.

At that point though he did not look confident that he could stand up to the NHL abuse a young, large player with his credentials will face. He just needs more confidence that he can and deserves to be playing with the big guys.

I don't see him as much of a trash talker but rather a silent Kassasin. :thumbs: He just needs a bit more confidence, and this will come with more playing time.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:47 am

He also needs a clearly defined role. He needs to know what the Canucks want and expect. He didn't look intimidated to me, he looked lost, unsure of how he was to respond.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby donlever » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:21 pm

Hockey Widow wrote: He didn't look intimidated to me, he looked lost, unsure of how he was to respond.


This!

In the AV world of you better not take any stupid, thuggish penalties young man or your ass will be full of splinters along with Keith down there.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby rats19 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:29 pm

Like its 3 & 0 bases loaded...take sign... :mrgreen:
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby Potatoe1 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:38 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:He also needs a clearly defined role. He needs to know what the Canucks want and expect. He didn't look intimidated to me, he looked lost, unsure of how he was to respond.


That Duncan Keith is a pretty intimidating guy.....

And I agree with JonT,,,
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby donlever » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:43 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:

And I agree with JonT,,,


Perhaps you can explain who "you guys" is then...

Seems most of the group disagree with the sentiment.
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Re: Kassian Article - Overcoming adversity

Postby tantalum » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:44 pm

I think HW hit the nail on the head. He wasn't sure what he was supposed/allowed to do. I think it might be a failing of AV as every 4th liner that comes to the team seems unsure of how to proceed in those situations when really they shouldn't.

I also remember the one game in the scrum behind the net that Kassian had the crazy eyes going and just stared down every opponent in that scrum and in a matter of seconds everyone was backing off.
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