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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby vic » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:35 am

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Krueger also notes that Ben Eager has been diagnosed with a concussion.

It's safe to assume that Eager suffered the concussion in his third period fight with Zack Kassian in Vancouver on Sunday night. The video shows Kassian landing a few really good lefts at the start of the fight that not only split Eager open but also seem to have now knocked him out of the lineup.


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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Strangelove » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 pm

RoyalDude wrote:It's hard to do battle with a fictional fairy tale figure who created this world we live in in 7 days. I mean, its no wonder why Doc McChristian devotes all his teary eyed Jimmy Swaggart love for him while living up there in sodomizing, Bible thumping Ozark country we call Abbotsford


You're hurting Dude, I get that.

It must be hard to be you.

Listen, in the future I'll try not to quote old posts which expose your foolishness okay good buddy? :thumbs:

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:36 pm

rats19 wrote:Blasphemer.... :devil: :wink:


According to who? The Wizard of Oz? Eru of Middle Earth?
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Strangelove wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:It's hard to do battle with a fictional fairy tale figure who created this world we live in in 7 days. I mean, its no wonder why Doc McChristian devotes all his teary eyed Jimmy Swaggart love for him while living up there in sodomizing, Bible thumping Ozark country we call Abbotsford


You're hurting Dude, I get that.

It must be hard to be you.

Listen, in the future I'll try not to quote old posts which expose your foolishness okay good buddy? :thumbs:


Hard to be me? Not really, I feel a great sense of freedom being an atheist, you should try it some time. I'm just not a company man like you Doc. Cults are for freaky people.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:34 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Hard to be me? Not really, I feel a great sense of freedom being an atheist, you should try it some time.


OH REALLY!

Ummm....

RoyalDude on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:53 pm wrote:Old Man Father Time is a vicious dude. I know, I'm in my [late]40's, I am awfully close to ordering up a batch of Cialis.

RoyalDude on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:43 am wrote:Dude, try having your first child at my old age and trying to make sense of your life after years of taking it easy. I slacked far too long and now I'm stressed to the max in trying to make it as a family man with a mortgage and a business. I'm losing my hair so fast I can actually feel the follicles dying.


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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby rats19 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:08 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
rats19 wrote:Blasphemer.... :devil: :wink:


According to who? The Wizard of Oz? Eru of Middle Earth?

Those who have belief systems other than yours....silly
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Arachnid » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:47 pm

Strangelove wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Hard to be me? Not really, I feel a great sense of freedom being an atheist, you should try it some time.


OH REALLY!

Ummm....

RoyalDude on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:53 pm wrote:Old Man Father Time is a vicious dude. I know, I'm in my [late]40's, I am awfully close to ordering up a batch of Cialis.

RoyalDude on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:43 am wrote:Dude, try having your first child at my old age and trying to make sense of your life after years of taking it easy. I slacked far too long and now I'm stressed to the max in trying to make it as a family man with a mortgage and a business. I'm losing my hair so fast I can actually feel the follicles dying.


:lol:


:lol: :lol: That's awesome Dude, keep be'n grumpy and honest, the other posers on here are nothing but hippocrates and liars...and sinners if bragging about do'n their ugly nannies :look:

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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Meds » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:43 am

Not sure if this was tossed up here earlier in this trhead or another, but TSN just reported that the Sedins recognized something in Kassian when he first arrived after the trade, and so they asked him to come and train with them during the summer (and through the lockout I'm assuming). Explains alot of his progress and his ability to just slide right in and play with them.

TSN also reported that Gillis sent Kassian for some MMA training this summer.....that would help explain how he tuned Eager so handily.

One more thing, they say he is now on the top PP unit with the Sedins.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby tantalum » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 am

Good on the Sedins for taking the kid under their wing. What did they see? I can't help but wonder that what they saw was simply a desire to be a big part of a TEAM but some confusion on what it takes to become that guy...from fitness to when to control emotions and when to let go to how to use his skills most effectively etc. Looks like they helped get him fit and along the way probably taught him how to think the game a little like them. Nothing against Burrows, but something tells me they like Kassian on their line a bit more moving forward. Burrows tends to add fuel to the fire for the after whistle and on ice stuff but doesn't really take all the attention away from the twins. Kassian on the other hand seems to draw every guy towards him at the end of every play and while he only has a handful of fights under his belt in one of them he knocked a guy out of the lineup indefinitely.

And then there are those crazy eyes...Link Gaetz with top 6 skill.

edit: Nah Link was/is completely crazy. Perhaps he will be like a Chris Simon circa 99/00. Hopefully better on offense though.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby porp » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:25 pm

As physical as he is and as game as he is, Kassian is still pretty raw. For example, his fight against Clowe - I love that he was game for it (but he looked more than a bit, I wouldn't quite say nervous but perhaps "concerned" after dropping the gloves, the little check sleeves/lid routine) but I really hope he learned something about the technical side of fighting on skates (Clowe ragdolling him at just the right times to ruin Kas' balance/timing) from a veteran.

Yeah, he was unfortunate to lose his lid early, but the "MMA training" Gillis got him to do over the summer might not translate as well as expected to an ice hockey fight in terms of balance and grappling and holds.

But yeah, the Sedins have shown themselves to be consummate professionals; Kassian is a totally lucky duck to have these two guys take him under their wing.

I wonder what it'd take to get Cloutier back into the Canuck's system as a "specialty" trainer or an assistant (non goalie) coach?
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:01 pm

porp wrote:I wonder what it'd take to get Cloutier back into the Canuck's system as a "specialty" trainer or an assistant (non goalie) coach?


Well, ummm meet your most recently hired goalie consultant!
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:03 am

I just noticed for Kassasian, how come he didn't have to pay for the rookie dinner (only shroeder and tanev) on the road trip and he gets no pie in the face @ the skills competition? Are the Canuck players scared he might go ape shit and beat the crap out of all of them? :lol:
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:08 am

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:I just noticed for Kassasian, how come he didn't have to pay for the rookie dinner (only shroeder and tanev) on the road trip and he gets no pie in the face @ the skills competition? Are the Canuck players scared he might go ape shit and beat the crap out of all of them? :lol:



He's not a rookie? But then Tanev isn't either is he. Hmmm, good question.
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby ukcanuck » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:58 am

Hockey Widow wrote:
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:I just noticed for Kassasian, how come he didn't have to pay for the rookie dinner (only shroeder and tanev) on the road trip and he gets no pie in the face @ the skills competition? Are the Canuck players scared he might go ape shit and beat the crap out of all of them? :lol:



He's not a rookie? But then Tanev isn't either is he. Hmmm, good question.

maybe he paid his dues in Buffalo?
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Re: Canucks get Zack Kassian

Postby RoyalDude » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:49 pm

With Booth coming back, any money on Kassian getting sent down to Chicago for a conditioning stint if his minutes start dwindling do to lackluster play?

No way fellow 2009 draft pick Jordan Schroeder gets sent down. Not with the way he is playing and the lack of depth in natural center-men.
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