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02-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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Kassian has been the ULTIMATE team player since day 1 for the Wild. Spent his time in Houston doing whatever was asked of him, and then last year and this year he played when asked, and kept his mouth shut when not playing.

He is a bright, funny, young man, who while will never be more than a 4th liner in the NHL, still has a legit chance to find a role on a the right team.

I hope he finds a home and is given a chance to play decent minutes. But PLEASE let it be in the Eastern conference. The idea of Rupp or Konopka going against Kassian is not a good thought.

Best of luck Matt!

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02-13-2013, 01:05 AM
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To clarify Matt Kassian, he’s technically not being put on waivers until 11 a.m. Wednesday, so there will be no resolution with him until 11 a.m. Thursday. He will either be claimed or assigned to Houston.
http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/190974071.html

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He definately has a role in the league as a high character big bodied grinder/enforcer with just enough skill. Can't go too wrong with a guy like him.

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Doubt he will be claimed, but maybe Montreal. Funny if Canucks claim him too and have 2 kassian on same line

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Rangers fan in peace. Quick question for Wild fans. Compared to say a Mike Rupp, how was Kassain as a player? I know he was a very good heavyweight, but strictly as a player. Can he contribute or is he a one dimensional enforcer?

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02-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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I honestly doubt it.

He can skate but doesn't seem to have a lot of hockey sense.

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Rangers fan in peace. Quick question for Wild fans. Compared to say a Mike Rupp, how was Kassain as a player? I know he was a very good heavyweight, but strictly as a player. Can he contribute or is he a one dimensional enforcer?
He never saw the ice for Rupp's spot. Pretty much all you need to know.

Good guy though.

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Kassian cleared

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02-14-2013, 11:06 AM
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Did he clear?

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02-14-2013, 11:07 AM
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Good news that he cleared. Good guy to have in the organization because of what he can bring on the ice if needed and just seems like a great all around guy.

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02-14-2013, 11:08 AM
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Did he clear?
Russo tweeted he did.

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Called it.

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02-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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Rangers fan in peace. Quick question for Wild fans. Compared to say a Mike Rupp, how was Kassain as a player? I know he was a very good heavyweight, but strictly as a player. Can he contribute or is he a one dimensional enforcer?
He's kind of like a bear: big, nasty and bad at hockey.

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02-14-2013, 01:53 PM
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Could it be that someone rather trade than claim so it doesn't add a player to the contract limit?

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02-14-2013, 01:59 PM
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Torch is probably happy to get Coyle, Scandella, and Kass back in Houston.

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Could it be that someone rather trade than claim so it doesn't add a player to the contract limit?
I thought AHL contracts counted?

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02-14-2013, 02:56 PM
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Strictly AHL contracts don't count. Anyone on a 2 way or like Kassian a 1 way count against the total of 50.

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02-14-2013, 03:14 PM
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Strictly AHL contracts don't count. Anyone on a 2 way or like Kassian a 1 way count against the total of 50.
A better way to clear that up...anyone with a contract with an NHL team playing either in the NHL, AHL or the ECHL counts towards the 50 contract limit.

What tsk was saying about a team rather trading to not gain an extra contract, he means a player for player deal.

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Glad that he cleared and also good for Matt that he has a chance to play again, even if it's in AHL.

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Good to see that Kassian cleared. The Aeros are probably glad to see him, they kinda needed some bigger, rougher guys.

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