SKYO wrote:Rumsfeld wrote:RoyalDude wrote:The future of this team hinges on Kassian, he is the poster boy for the future of this organization, leading the way for the next grouping. If he doesn't pan out, this team's future is a serious work in progress. If Schroeder could step it up then we may not be so bad. Kesler will be the veteren leader of the next group.[/quote]
Not if we re-sign the twins to a massive long-term deal like so many here are hoping.
Kassian has massive potential but if he doesn't show some real production this year then the Hodgson trade is going to look really shitty. I, personally, don't see the skill levels in him that some Canucks fans seem to but he clearly has a pretty special set of physical tools.
I think a full year under the tutelage of Torts and playing full time with the Sedins, Kassian will become a behemoth of a player this season!
The Sedin's really need a player like Kass on their line as he helps give them some space and protection, a real deterrent finally, plus he's not a pest like Burrows, so if Torts gives them time to develop chemistry and doesn't muck around with the lines too much, this trio should benefit tremendously.
And if Kass does play full time with the Sedins, MG should be starting the process of re-signing Kassassasin asap to get a good deal, kinda like how MG signed Burrows 2nd contract before he took off while playing with the twins.
Burrows was already establishing himself as a clutch, pressure situation guy though. He was awesome on the PK, great at pestering opposing scoring forwards, and had chipped in some big goals. Kassian hasn't done even that yet.