Amerks Notebook: Kassian Learning Fast
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11-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Eat your d*** onions
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Durango, Colorado
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In regards to Kassian, I've been saying this for about a year now. I don't want Kassian to be Kaleta v2.0 when he comes up. I do want him to develop into a Lucic v2.0 with a sprinkle of Getzlaf mixed in. He will have such a brief NHL career if all he did was bang heads and fight. Refer to Kaleta when thinking of what Kaleta was when he made the team, and what he does now. Two different players. Not completely, but he definitely developing into a bigger and better asset. I hope Kassian can do the same, not just check, fight, and warm the penalty box seat.
Agreed. There's value in Chris Neil but there's more value in Lucic or Dustin Brown. I'll trade an extra 60 PIMs a year if Kassian develops into the latter type of player.
I really doubt he's going to denigrate to a Pyatt level of physicality (though I guess it sorta happened with Paille).
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