Um, nice dodging AV...the kid was a regular here, ain't no reason why he can't play here other than the fact they are not extremely happy with his development. The whole 'more ice time' thing is just a nice brushing over of the fact that they feel the kid needs more work in the minors and isn't ready for the pro's.
"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? - Plastics." - The Graduate
Zack will be back up soon enough, while this gives management one last look at Sweatt before he becomes a FA. These moves were likely inevitable, but Gillis was waiting for the streak to end.
It's important to get a good look at the available assets prior to the deadline. I'm sure they were expecting to see Vandermeer and Connauton before now as well, given this clubs tendency to suffer injuries on the back end. Though that certainly hasn't been the case this year (so far).
Kass will get big minutes and top PP time to regain his form. The stint certainly didn't hurt Schroeder's game.
I don't see this as a demotion for Kassian. It'll allow him to play a bunch and fuel his hunger to return to the NHL right before the playoffs start. Remember how Kassian started the season? I think we'll see that again. Besides, we all want to see Jensen.
I'm a big Hodgson fan. But I'm also a big Kassian fan now too. In time I think most will be very pleased to have Zack on the team. Comparing him to Cody is kind of stupid if only points are considered. Zack brings other assets Cody cannot. Not saying you're stupid RD. Just sayin.
Wow are Edmonton fans loud and Calgary fans quiet these days. I understand why, but loud fans are usually idiots. And there seems to be many in Edmonton posting crap all over the Internet. Is it *really* that cold and dark there through the winter? Shit they acted like they won the stanley cup last night. Nothing wrong with enthusiasm, but that was a flat, uninspired and unprepared Canucks team. Celebrate when you can beat them at their best (i.e. in a playoff series).
Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN Jensen will likely play with the twins tomorrow. No timeline on Kassian's recall. They dont have the luxury of easing him back in the lineup Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN #canucks want Kassian to get big minutes and come back fully confident in his back going forward. Decision was made before last nights game