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07-28-2013, 06:31 PM
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You do realize Cody Hodgson had a better ppg last year then Pominville did right? Good lord, Hodgson had more goals then Kassian did points. Hodgson earned his points last year, Thomas Vanek can thank Hodgson for helping him reach a ppg last year. Pominville was by far the worst out of the 3 on that line ainec.
Kassian had 6 of his 11 points in his first 8 games then scored 5 more in his last 31 games which included a stint being sent back to the AHL. Saying that the Sedins leeched off Kassian in the beginning is laughable. Kassian has had one good 8 game stretch so far in his career and that's it. Buffalo is the winner so far and the result won't change either. Hodgson is already a legitimate top 6 center. Kassian still hasn't shown to be anything more then a bottom 2 line player at the moment.
You went from BUF "won the trade", to they are the "winner so far", to "result won't change either"... Knowing that Kassian is 22 years old and Hodgson 23. Seems like a very certain opinion, but that's all it is. People will rightfully refute it.
The Sedins were buoyed by Kassian early on. Fans watching the games at that time remarked in kind. The Sedins got going about game 15~ or so. They should not have sat idle during the lockout IMO.
Can you quantify what Kassian does away from the puck for me? Why is a lower scoring winger seen to have equal value to a higher scoring C, if not for the differences in their game away from the puck? And before people use this to springboard into more Gillis bashing, take a look at what Roy and Clowe each garnered at the deadline. Pretty similar value, but Roy is the more consistent scorer.
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