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02-12-2013, 07:15 PM
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No... he is pure old school goon, and always has been, even in junior. He's 6'5" and 230 or something like that, and he can fight. That's it. He never scored 5 goals even in the minors, right? That doesn't automatically exclude him from consideration as an addition, IMHO. But to me, there is still the 23-man roster question, who goes, and for what return, and what is Kassian's "intangibles" factor. Like when we had Downey or even Staubitz, I think they were recognized as good guys who worked hard even while serving pressbox duty, and that's important for the 13th forward, IMHO. I don't want just some psycho tough guy who won't set the right example to the young players. We're still a building team. You have to build with the right personalities, not have a freak show going on.
Kassian's a great locker room guy and beloved by fans. He's a respectful fighter and I've never once seen him act "goonish."

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