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01-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cocoa Crisp View Post
Kassian with the twins is a lot like Bertuzzi with the twins. It didn't work then. It probably won't work well this time either.

Characteristics of an ideal third Sedin:
1) fast skater
2) effective forechecker
3) has a knack for floating into dead areas
4) soft hands to finish in tight

A right handed Parise is in my mind the perfect Sedin linemate. Someone with a motor who does the things that the twins don't do and is smart enough to facilitate when needed.

Kassian is a playmaking powerforward with hands. I suspect he and a puck protecting triggerman like Jensen will do some damage when they hit their prime.
Jensen would definitely be the perfect fit for them, but he's not available this season. Kassian IS a very fast skater, so that shouldn't be a worry and he's definitely got soft hands. Everything else he can learn just from playing with the Sedins.

Originally Posted by billvanseattle View Post
Hank Dank Burr
Booth Lapierre Higgins
Jensen Schroeder Kassian (our line of the future)
Raymond Maholtra Hansen

Yes i know this is unfair to Hansen ... i could see him on the 2nd line as well.

I just really want to see Schroeder with Kassian and Jensen .....
I'm actually more interested in seeing Jensen-Gaunce-Kassian as our line of the future. I think that would be such a great line if they all pan out right.

You've got a sniper in Jensen, a two-way shutdown forward in Gaunce and a playmaker in Kassian. They're all big bodied power forwards, with both Gaunce and Kassian capable of laying down big hits. Speed's the only real issue for that line as Kassian is the only high end skater there.

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