Wanted to point out that Leino's heating up at the right time. The guy's known to show up in clutch situations; that's one reason we got him. I hope he continues to change the minds of some of the doubters.
Know what's funny? When the trade happened Canucks fans were beyond freaking out....
You go to their boards and Kassian is the second coming of Christ....
They are passionate I'll give em that
Haha. Yeps that's most Canuck Fans for ya. You should see the hate on we have for Mason Raymond right now. I've been saying Raymond is a great bottom 6 forward, but not a top 6 forward. As soon as he was lifted and they put Kassian on the 2nd that whole line looked way better.
Regardless most sensible Canuck fans know that Kassian has so much potential. He has 16 hits in 3 games and 1G 1A..I couldn't be happier with that right now. Kid's got great hockey sense.
he had like, maybe 5 shifts win the sedins in the last 3 games? less? and hodgson isn't good play on the wing, that's why he never played with kesler
kassian played good defensively, blame luongo for his minus
and please don't act like you know hodgson, we've seen him for 63 games this year and 20 last year
I'll be sure to act like I know Hodgson then considering i've been watching him since he was drafted by the battalion (ohl) in brampton where I grew up. Unlike the rest of the canuck fans who think they can pass judgement on a player who has barely broken into the league.
I for one am glad hodgson gets a fresh start here in buffalo to prove his worth because its not like CDC ever gave him a chance out of the gate they just called him a bust and then jumped on the wagon when he actually got a chance to play.
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-Ennis-Hodgson-Stafford was good, but certainly not as good as they were in the first two games. Hemmed in their own end several times, but overall good support in their own end and nice chances off the rush. Hodgson is so smart.
-Leino was a boss. He looked like a 3C. Kaleta and Gerbe were awesome. Don't touch this line, and don't touch the EHS line. Get a new look on that top line.
-Rej-Weber with some solid hockey.
-Roy and Vanek have been complete garbage and are mentally disengaged in these games. Tonight was no different.
-Kassian with a couple points. Not sure how to feel about that - probably would have been better if he didn't try and knock Tropp's head off from behind.
-Hoff had a rough outing. Really fighting it.
-Didn't like the officiating on either end, but the worst call of the night hands down the call on Kaleta. That was a horrible call.
-I've got nothing.
-Two points out. Pulled out six points against ANA, SJ, and VAN.
-CoHo is +3 in 3 games as a Sabre. Positive contributions already...he'll get a point eventually.
He always does. Tropp was working his tail off as well.
While that's true, I think he really outdid himself tonight. That 4th line was dominant at times and he played the biggest role in that. Not to take anything away from Boyes, as I think he had a very solid game as well.