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03-08-2012, 03:11 PM
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Which line should Kassian be on?

Since coming over to the Canucks Zack Kassian has yet to find a permanent line. He has been going on both the second and fourth lines. He has been playing well on the second line lately, but it looks like tonight they are moving him back down to the fourth line to make room for Higgins on the second line.

So my question is which line does Zack Kassian fit on the best?

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03-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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Since coming over to the Canucks Zack Kassian has yet to find a permanent line.
Lol at "yet".

He should be on all of the lines.

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Put him with lappy and hansen. Bang and crash line. Power play time too.

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5th line.

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He'll play on all four lines until AV decides on playofF lines. And then those lines will stay intact as long as we are winning. AV does switch things up and will continue to do so.

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4th line for now but when he gets more comfortable in the nucks system he'll be able to play on all 4 lines.

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Put him with lappy and hansen. Bang and crash line. Power play time too.
Yep... just tell them to go out and hit anything and everything... especially the other teams top line!!

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4th line down the stretch. Give that line more minutes and manage our high end players time down the stretch. We need to get Malhotra going I'm not worried about the top two lines like everyone else, start to crank them up in April right before the playoffs and they'll be fine. In the playoffs there will be an injury somewhere so it's kind of a moot point predicting right now where Kassian goes at that juncture

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Yep... just tell them to go out and hit anything and everything... especially the other teams top line!!
4th Line: Kassian - Lapierre - Hansen.

Thats any other teams 3rd line. Smash and score, all three players have what it takes to be gritty and good scorers.

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One day AV will try this lineup
because you know he comes to this board to get all his tips

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Higgins
Raymond-Lapierre-Burrows
Malhotra-Pahlsson-Hansen

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03-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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Kassian's effective on nearly any line so far, so it doesn't matter to me. Kassian should be a 3rd line role (but will be a 4th line role because of our depth) for the playoffs. Our biggest thing to work on is getting the Sedins going again, Kassian is the least of our worries of where he should play.

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One day AV will try this lineup
because you know he comes to this board to get all his tips

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Higgins
Raymond-Lapierre-Burrows
Malhotra-Pahlsson-Hansen
If Kassian plays the first line it is almost certain that Burrows and Kesler are on the same line. Won't happen for a while though. Burrows has shown to be a great fit with the twins. If they can find a serviceable place for Kassian in the lineup (still may be the second line) then there is no need for this switch unless it is short term to try and spark the twins.

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I dont think you make enough threads.

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I want Kassian to succeed as much as anyone but it's clear his play without the puck has got to be considerably better to play in our top 6.

Give him some time on the 4th line to figure it out with some offensive auditions on the 2nd and pp.

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Kassian should be given more time on the 2nd line. Of course he's going to have bad shifts, periods/games, this is the time to have them. But I like his size and his playmaking ability and he should be given mroe than the standard AV 2-3 game trial.

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First, cause he is a righty.

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I like the idea of bottom six duty with chances to play top six when the lines need a shake up or someone is not available.

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Fourth line, Kassian brings out the best in Lapierre and the other bottom-six guys, he is the best fit for that role. Higgins/Booth on 2nd, Raymond on 3rd.

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03-09-2012, 01:15 AM
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Probably 4th line with some 1st line minutes (after PK). Or if the first line keeps struggling, let him play on the 1st for a bit and have a PBH/R checking line or something (Pahlsson/Burrows/Hansen or Raymond). Odds are he'll just be a ladder player similar to Higgins except all 4 lines.

He does fit all the description of what everyone thought the 1st line needed before Burrows ran away with that spot. Putting him there for a full game or 2 could jump start that line.

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Well it seems like his best line is the bench right now.

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Sweatt-Schroeder-Kassian

make it happen Chicago + Gillis

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Probably 4th line for now.

Higgins is clicking with the Americans again, so I assume they should stick together for a while.

Hansen's been playing well and Burrows/Sedins not.

So maybe alternate between 1st and 4th with some PP time on the 2nd unit?

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4th line. I just wish he'd get some regular 2nd unit PP time, then I'd be happy. He'll move up and down the line-up based on who is struggling.

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Probably 4th line for now.

Higgins is clicking with the Americans again, so I assume they should stick together for a while.

Hansen's been playing well and Burrows/Sedins not.

So maybe alternate between 1st and 4th with some PP time on the 2nd unit?
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