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08-19-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
But Schroeder is more likely to falter that Kassian, imo.
Schroeder in a 3rd line role sheltered by great third line wingers vs. Kassian in a second line role picking up slack playing on a struggling second line who's never managed to find their groove? Really?

Would you at least agree that if they were equivalent players, (like, let's say Hodgson vs. Hodgson), it would be much easier to adapt to the game playing with Higgins and Hansen rather than Kesler and Booth? I think that far outweighs the likely gap between Kassian and Schroeder, personally.

In my opinion, Schroeder would just need to be ready to play at the NHL level in order to have success playing with Higgins and Hansen. Kassian would have to be ready to put up points and carry the bulk of the play with Kesler in order to have success playing with Kesler and Booth.

Don't get me wrong, I think Kassian is the better player in vacuum, but I don't think he's ready for the challenge of playing on our second line specifically.

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