We MUST pick up Kassian. That Cup-winning Blackhawks team had Ben Eager and Adam Burish on that team, and we have no one of their caliber. This really shows if Bergevin is "bringing Chicago to Montreal".
Adam Burish can't fight White,Moen and Prust would kill him in a fight. Why do people think he can fight? who has he fought and who has he beat?
And yet, of course, when he was a UFA, people were dying for the Habs to sign him.
We're not claiming Kassian because we don't have room for him. Pretty simple math.
I assumed that you can claim and then open up a space. Seems silly to encourage a system when a player would (potentially) be sent down from the NHL because other teams weren't able to claim him even though they wanted him. The PA would have every right to flip.