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#1 Richdg

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:17 AM

Spector had a little thing about the Canucks not being happy with Kassian. Well if they want to dump a 23 year old 6-3/215 RHed forward that is mean and can score, I would gladly take him! From Detroit (Windsor) as well. Yes he is still growing up mentally, but so is most of our team. Would be a good future Bert type to balance out some of our smallness.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:21 AM

Trouble is what would they require in return?


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:35 AM

 

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Tony Gallagher notes how call-up winger Nicklas Jensen got promoted to the Canucks top line over Zack Kassian.

Gallagher believes Kassian doesn’t have a future with the Canucks as long as John Tortorella is coach, suggesting the big winger request a trade.

If management refuses to trade Kassian (who’s a restricted free agent this summer),

Gallagher suggests he “should simply ignore all Vancouver contract offers, go to arbitration and set about taking his leave as quickly as possible.”

 

Here's the full article, not just the Spector edits: 

 

http://www.theprovin...2501/story.html

 

There's a lot of suggestion here that doesn't necessarily pan out to much.  No where does it say that Kassian was upset about the move. 

In fact, he said all the right things and is playing the good little soldier.  I believe that there will be plenty of moves made in VAN during the offseason, but I'm guessing a young big boy like Kassian isn't part of any deals.


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#4 dirtydangles

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

Another case where Van made a bad trade. Gillis moved a good player (Hodgson) for potential (Kassian) and now it hasn't panned out. He will be looking for big return to make up for what he initially paid. 


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#5 Richdg

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:35 AM

There are reasons why these type of stories make it in the "rumors" sections. Could be spot on or 100% false. But if Van is dumb enough to give up on him this early, I would gladly help them out. His 11 goals would be 5th on our team this year, and he would bring some physical play that we sorely need. Not to mention the RH shot.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

No to this guy yes he is big, physical and a SOB but he also shows absolutely no class and acts like a stupid agitator and never backs it up.

 

I'd rather have Matt than Zack Kassian

 

but wow Gillis really screwed over the Canucks youth

Grabner, a first for Ballard never worked out

Hodgson for Kassian lol

 

and then the hiring of John I hate hockeyplayers Tortarella I will be very shocked if Gillis is still the GM come offseason.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

No to this guy yes he is big, physical and a SOB but he also shows absolutely no class and acts like a stupid agitator and never backs it up.

 

Even off the ice. I can't speak for anyone else, obviously... but Kassian has come back to Windsor several times since I've worked at a bar in the downtown sector. Every time I've seen him, he's been kind of a jerk. On one occassion, he walked up to me at the door, and we ID'd the people he was with (they looked younger). Long story short I got the, "do you know who I am?" and "Oh good, do you want my autograph?" treatment. I told him I could live without the signature, so he spent the rest of the night banging his bottles off the tables and staring me down. Good times.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:28 AM

There are reasons why these type of stories make it in the "rumors" sections. Could be spot on or 100% false. But if Van is dumb enough to give up on him this early, I would gladly help them out. His 11 goals would be 5th on our team this year, and he would bring some physical play that we sorely need. Not to mention the RH shot.

Tied with Legwand for 7th actually. And possibly behind Weiss, Helm, Sheahan, and Jurco had they been healthy/played a full year.

 

There's just no room for him here. About the only spot we could make for him would be in place of Abby, which negates the additional physical play. If he could kill penalties I'd be all for it, but unless Vancouver wants to give him away I'd have to pass.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

I am kinda shocked at how many think Hodgson is a good hockey player. He is terrible defensively and at faceoffs. Widely known for being lazy.

 

As for people being a jerk, I could tell you some stories about Steve Chassion, Bob Probert, yes Stevie Y, that most wouldn't believe of choose to believe. Fact is, I don't care. If you show up and do your job, that is what matters.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

f*** no. Kassian is brutal and a meathead.

 

Richdg, your obsession with size is blinding you...


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

I like what Kassian brings, I don't like that he's a cheap shot artist. He's RFA though so it's highly unlikely we even pursue him let alone get him for something reasonable.

Adding Malykhin and Mantha is already more than enough at F

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

I like what Kassian brings, I don't like that he's a cheap shot artist. He's RFA though so it's highly unlikely we even pursue him let alone get him for something reasonable.

Adding Malykhin and Mantha is already more than enough at F

 

Malykhin?


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

 

Malykhin?

 

KHL player, 23, 5'11" 200lbs, a center, & from the same town as Pavs.  And here's where a comment about counting chickens comes into play.  



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

 

KHL player, 23, 5'11" 200lbs, a center, & from the same town as Pavs.  And here's where a comment about counting chickens comes into play.  

 

This is the first time I've ever seen that name mentioned.  Is he rumored to the Wings somehow?


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

 

Malykhin?

 

This years Brunner. His favorite player is Datsyuk.
 

 

KHL player, 23, 5'11" 200lbs, a center, & from the same town as Pavs.  And here's where a comment about counting chickens comes into play.  

Naturally


 

This is the first time I've ever seen that name mentioned.  Is he rumored to the Wings somehow?

He's 22 undrafted. Basically exploded this year in the KHL. Every NHL team will be fielding him offers, but he's rumored to the Red Wings because Datsyuk is his idol.

*Obligatory Kassian mention*



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

 

This is the first time I've ever seen that name mentioned.  Is he rumored to the Wings somehow?

 

There's a small thread about it in the rumors section

 

http://www.letsgowin...fedor-malykhin/


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

 

This years Brunner. His favorite player is Datsyuk.
 

Naturally


He's 22 undrafted. Basically exploded this year in the KHL. Every NHL team will be fielding him offers, but he's rumored to the Red Wings because Datsyuk is his idol.

*Obligatory Kassian mention*

 

He still has a year left on his KHL contract right?



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

 

He still has a year left on his KHL contract right?

 

Yup till 2015. I don't think he's in any rush to come over regardless.  He'll make it over in a year or two.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Didn't realize he still had a year. So Kassian then?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

Nevermind he's a KHL RFA at the end of the year. No additional year...


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
Vince Lombardi
 
When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”





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