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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:18 pm

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Nice hit. Kind of reminds me of the Getzlaf on Hamhuis hit from a couple years ago, left his feet a lil.


Getzlaf rammed Hamhuis from behind. Not sure how those two hits were similar other than the location of the collisions.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Aaronp18 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:28 pm

rats19 wrote:Hf boards are sticky about this Ap....not sure how Brian feels...I can ask ??


Might as well find out, I thought it was just Canucks related due to relationships he or the site had with the franchise.

Like I said though, I could be wrong.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Uncle dans leg » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:37 pm

I would've posted it but u can pay to view on the AHL site so thought it best to keep it private. If brian approves i will next game...
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:30 pm

Well, both recipients of the hits just got blindsinded from behind the net.





Blob Mckenzie wrote:Getzlaf rammed Hamhuis from behind. Not sure how those two hits were similar other than the location of the collisions.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:46 am

To me, the Kassian hit seemed more like Torres on Seabrook, or Bertuzzi on Jackman:





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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Jovocop » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:32 am

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Well, both recipients of the hits just got blindsinded from behind the net.





Blob Mckenzie wrote:Getzlaf rammed Hamhuis from behind. Not sure how those two hits were similar other than the location of the collisions.


Getzlaf extended his elbow but Kassian did not. Anyhow, I am glad that the Canucks might finally have a Bertuzzi's replacement. :twisted:
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Potatoe1 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:19 am

Jovocop wrote:I am glad that the Canucks might finally have a Bertuzzi's replacement. :twisted:


I have never been a fan of that comparison TBH. I like Kassian but there is a huge gap in skill level between the two players.

In his prime Bert was a first rate, all star, power forward. Zack really doesn't have that type of offensive upside but he has enough skill to play a meaningful role in this league.

Kassian in my mind is more of a 35 to 45 point 2nd 3rd line type who can bring real toughness and intimidation to the top part of your roster.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby rats19 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:24 am

Potatoe1 wrote:
Jovocop wrote:I am glad that the Canucks might finally have a Bertuzzi's replacement. :twisted:


I have never been a fan of that comparison TBH. I like Kassian but there is a huge gap in skill level between the two players.

In his prime Bert was a first rate, all star, power forward. Zack really doesn't have that type of offensive upside but he has enough skill to play a meaningful role in this league.

Kassian in my mind is more of a 35 to 45 point 2nd 3rd line type who can bring real toughness and intimidation to the top part of your roster.

I will be delighted if this comes to fruition pot...:)
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Jovocop » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:32 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
Jovocop wrote:I am glad that the Canucks might finally have a Bertuzzi's replacement. :twisted:


I have never been a fan of that comparison TBH. I like Kassian but there is a huge gap in skill level between the two players.

In his prime Bert was a first rate, all star, power forward. Zack really doesn't have that type of offensive upside but he has enough skill to play a meaningful role in this league.

Kassian in my mind is more of a 35 to 45 point 2nd 3rd line type who can bring real toughness and intimidation to the top part of your roster.


Maybe I should be more precise. I really meant Kassian replacing Bert's size and occasional big hits. When the old Bertuzzi was forechecking, defensemen had to watch out (ask Jackman). As for Kassian, scoring 35-45 pts while bringing the size and grit that the Canucks have been lacking ever since Bert's departure would be great.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Actually, if Kass can develop into a Shane Doan type of player, I'd be really happy. Yeah, not sure if Kass has the skill set to pop in 40+ goals in a career year, but If he can be a consistent 20-30 goal guy like Doan, I'd be really happy with that. One of the reasons I really wanted Doan here. Doan can play that role right away, take some pressure off Kass and serve as a mentor for our young power forward.


Potato1 wrote: In his prime Bert was a first rate, all star, power forward. Zack really doesn't have that type of offensive upside but he has enough skill to play a meaningful role in this league.




Good point about the Torres hit comparison, I was kind of thinking about that one too.

Southern_Canuck wrote:To me, the Kassian hit seemed more like Torres on Seabrook, or Bertuzzi on Jackman:
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Cornuck » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:39 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:If anyones interested, I have the live stream and can give u the address. PM me
Edit: Kassian just scored his first while posting this...


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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:33 pm

Looks like Kass had a great game in the first game vs Abbotsford. He scores in the rush.




And he shows some soft hands with a nice goal in the shootout.

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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:04 am

Great shot and a slick shoot out goal. Also apparently had a fight and not surprisingly he he won.

It's early but Kass is looking great so far.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:02 am

Potatoe1 wrote:
I have never been a fan of that comparison TBH. I like Kassian but there is a huge gap in skill level between the two players.

In his prime Bert was a first rate, all star, power forward. Zack really doesn't have that type of offensive upside but he has enough skill to play a meaningful role in this league.

Kassian in my mind is more of a 35 to 45 point 2nd 3rd line type who can bring real toughness and intimidation to the top part of your roster.


I still think this kid is a Ryane Clowe or a Milan Lucic type . He probablyisn't quite the fighter Milan is, but I see no reason he can't be a solid top 6 forward and hit 50- 60 points a season.

I wouldn't be devastated if he is a 35- 45 point 2nd/3rd line tweener who hits like a truck but I believe his ceiling could be a bit higher depending on how hard he wants to work.
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Re: Some Wolves highlights

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:42 am

I watched the game, and came away impressed with Kassian (and also Pinizzotto, Lack, and Schroeder)

I had read questions about Kassian's skating ability, so I was surprised that he was a better skater than I expected. Certainly a better skater than Lucic - but not a speedster... still above average.

The other thing that impressed me was his possession in the offensive zone - and not just along the boards, but handling the puck in open ice as well. I hate to say it, but he reminded me of Pyatt with this.

The best part was driving the net and showing some hands on his goal, and later a nice deke on his shootout goal.

Oh, and he won his fight, and looks like at least an average fighter.

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