Man this team can never make it easy on themselves.
Cannata a little shaky at times but survived
And Haydar gets first star
Thought both Schroeder and Kassain had good efforts . Not perfect but contributed to the win in a big way. Still best player by a good bit was Tanev. Plays like this and he looks top 4 material maybe with Canucks - especially if Edler can't regain form.
Kassian has a knack for some clever little touch plays. Sometimes way overdone but with time maybe it starts to work better with him - like it did with Bertuzzi.
Rodin showing enough to give you some hope. Clearly Schroeder is well ahead of him however.
Lack is supposedly skating so I'm wondering about the surgery comments.
You can't just cite Kassian's nice passes and ignore all the terrible plays he makes. For every good pass he makes a handful of poor ones, something the Sedins most certainly do not. How one could compare Kassian to the Sedins is beyond me. Not comparable at all.
The Wolves' commentators also criticized Kassian for making some poor decisions last game.
I'm not saying his overall play is Sedin like, just those passes that led to goals. My point is he has shown flashes of great-ness and that is a good sign, especially from a big guy like Zack. He could easily be Steve Bernier, all size and hands of stone with no vision. Like all PWF type players, he will suffer consistency issues and growing pains. I just think we should just all be a little more patient before we start calling him out.
From watching yesterday's game btw, JS is showing a lot of grit to his game. Has really become a very complete player... would just like to see him use his shot more and improve his finish on some of those chances in tight.
He and Kassian together really should be getting top minutes at ES right now. Likewise with PP time. Somehow the coach just refuses to acknowledge that they're his best forwards hands-down and should be getting the ice-time to reflect that.