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07-11-2012, 03:50 PM
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What a brutal trade for Vancouver. This guy they threw away. Kassian looks to be a good 3rd liner int he future. Sucks they were put into that position.
1) Kassian could be a 3rd liner now; he projects as a 2nd liner long term.
2) Vancouver didn't know what they were giving away in Sulzer (nor did Buffalo really know what they were getting), imo, because he never got a real chance to play there, or in any other city he's been in. He would've likely walked as a UFA anyway. Injuries hit right after he got to Buffalo, and he had great chemistry with Ehrhoff right off the bat. That said, he had a good run at the end of the season, but there's no guarantee he can maintain that level of play through a full season. (I mean, Grags was "good" in the playoffs in 2011...) May or may not stick -- that's why his new deal is only 1 year.
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