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02-01-2013, 08:31 PM
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Who cares about Kassian, stop talking about him. He's a nobody that will always be a nobody. He is not a Lucic, a Clowe, or any of those top 6 players.
Canuck fans, don't bother responding with your crap, because you won't change my opinion. The guy is a scrub, who is palying with high skilled line mates that make a lot of room for him. Put Bollig with the Sedins and I bet he has 2 or 3 goals by now too.
You are right in the fact that the Sedins (when playing up to their best) can bounce in a puck or two off almost any linemate. Thing is Kassian has been the better player on that line by a fair margine. The Sedin's have really been sluggish so far this season, on the powerplay and especially 5-on-5. They were challenged publicly in the media by Alain Vignault stating they could be doing much more for the team than they have been. Albeit a mild challenge without too much criticism. Fact is Vigneault has never challenged them in the media before now. Oviously they they are not meeting the coaching staffs high expectations of them right now.
So far it's been Kassian making room for the Sedin's with his large body presence in front and behind the net with the twins not taking advantage of it.
Just to throw a stat out there, between both of the Twins they have only managed to assist on 2 out Kassian's 5 goals. My opinion (which has been echoed by many Canucks fans) is that Kassian has been the best performer on that line this season. We don't need to see that stat i pointed out to realize this because we've watched him play those games.
For those Hawks fans who have not saw him play this year, like you oviously, here's a chance for you to do just that. I hope he (and the team) stays away from all the stupid retaliation stuff and puts their best foot forward tonight. Maybe you'll change your opinion then.
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