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06-26-2009, 08:04 PM
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Makes sense, they are picking in the same slot haha

You guys seem like you are digging for reasons to not like TSN.
You mean the Canadian-biased, self-absorbed "talent"??

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Stunned.....probably an order from Quinn after the voting results on the Sabres Edge blog

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I certainly like MacKenzie's description of him being very inconsistent...

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Bah, hope it works out.

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and they bring a slug instead of a 'old schooler'

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06-26-2009, 08:06 PM
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We just drafted a BIG person. Hoorah.

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I really hope this kid pans out.

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We just drafted a BIG person. Hoorah.
Yeah because it's so unlike us. Drafting small guys like Tyler Myers, etc.

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We just drafted a BIG person. Hoorah.
Two years in a row, too (with our first pick, I mean)

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Not sure I like it.

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You mean the Canadian-biased, self-absorbed "talent"??
Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Its ridiculous that Canada's national sports broadcasting station favours Canadian teams.

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Yeah because it's so unlike us. Drafting small guys like Tyler Myers, etc.
Yeah one guy in the last 5 years .....




this year makes 2 dudes in the last 6

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06-26-2009, 08:08 PM
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Got my second choice... VERY HAPPY CAMPER!

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Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Its ridiculous that Canada's national sports broadcasting station favours Canadian teams.
Hey, Buffalo's almost Canada, you'd think we could get some sort of honorary 7th Canadien team or something

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06-26-2009, 08:09 PM
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Meh.

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06-26-2009, 08:09 PM
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Something I wrote when examining guys that I liked at #10 for the Oilers. Congrats on a great pick IMO.

As long as I have the time to do so, I'd like to look closely at a few different prospects that we could decide to draft at #10. The first is a player that I am intrigued with due to his mix of size, strength, skill, and aggressive nature, Zack Kassian. Let's take a closer look at this prospect.....

RW Zack Kassian
6'3" 205lbs. 1/24/91
Peterborough (OHL) 61gp. 24-39-63 -14 136pim.

Power Play 28 points
13 PPG
8 PP1A
7 PP2A

Even Strength 33 points
9 ESG
1 ESENG
17 ES1A
6 ES2A

Short Handed 2 points
1 SHG
1 SH1A

Penalties Summary

9 Lazy/Speed Related Penalties
2 Interference
1 hooking
3 tripping
2 holding
1 holding the stick

10 Boys Will Be Boys Penalties
3 unsportsmanlikes
2 game misconducts
3 10 minute misconducts
1 diving
1 Illegal stick

5 "Normal" Hockey Penalties
3 high sticking
2 goaltender interference

26 Physical Penalties
5 roughing
12 fighting
1 instigator
2 boarding
1 charging
2 crosschecking
1 elbowing
2 checking to the head

So you can see what makes him an attractive prospect and to a lesser extent what makes him a bit of a wild card. Make no mistake about it, his physical game is a big part of what has him rated so high, however he does have hands as his 1+ PPG average clearly shows. It's a rare feat to be a teams 2nd leading point getter, 2nd leading pts/game guy, 3rd leading goal scorer, and 2nd highest PP goal guy, and lead his team in pim's and pim/game.

Zack Kassian is more than just a goon, he is a solid combination of toughness, skill, and a take no prisoners mentality. His skating at this point is the main concern, however his skating is hardly horrible for a bigger guy, and he is still young enough to work on that part of his game so that he becomes a non liability in that area. He displays soft hands around the net, and at the very least he translates to a solid 3rd line player that hits like a truck and kicks some tail when need be. At best he's probably a 2nd line power forward that compliments our skilled smurfs up front.

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06-26-2009, 08:10 PM
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who is the bangin hottie next to kulikov??? Yummm

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Yeah one guy in the last 5 years .....




this year makes 2 dudes in the last 6
isn't Luke Adam a fairly big center prospect?

At the very least, it seems they're recognizing the game is going away from the little guys again....if a bit late.

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06-26-2009, 08:11 PM
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Hey, Buffalo's almost Canada, you'd think we could get some sort of honorary 7th Canadien team or something
Should Balsillie change his slogan to 'Make it Eight'?

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