Kassian is only 21, no surprise in the clear loss there. Kid is gonna be a beast in a few years and be able to easily handle guys like Staubitz once he gets some experience under his belt, by the looks of things.
Staubitz, clearly. Good for Staubitz to accept the fight in the oppositions rink when the poor guy was denied all the time during home games in Minnesota.
Kassian is going to be a beast! Might take a few beatings on behalf of Burrows and Lapierre until he gains some experience but i can see him becoming dominant in a policing role at the very least and he still has potential to chip in some offense. Hate the Canucks but this was a really good pick-up by them for the fact he fills a pretty big hole.
Kassian has an entertaining fighting style, it may lead to him getting tagged but he likes to trade punches. Staubitz is and under rated fighter who can throw with both hands. Nice to see him and White in the line up for the Habs. Staubitz gets the clear win in that scrap.
Also is it just me or does Staubitz look bigger than what he's listed at, most sites including nhl.com have him listed at 6'1 215, but he looked around the same size as Kassian and earlier in the season when he scrapped Hordichuk who is listed as the same size Staubitz looked taller