Player Discussion Zack Kassian

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  1. StevenF1919

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    Alex Stalock and Corey Crawford both have more points in less games played than Kassian.

    There are 23 goalies who have a point this year.
     
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    Kassian is the worst contract at points per $ this year among Standard Player contracts who have played in the bulk of their games. He sits right at the bottom of the pile. To make matters worse, Spooner is 4th and Lucic is 5th worse. Its an $11 million dollar disaster.
     
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    I've really liked Kass's game ever since that trade request. He's been great. He's such a valuable bottom-six guy when he plays like this. Really dangerous with his speed.
     
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    I keep forgetting how fast he is.
     
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    He was flying tonight. Had a really strong and smart game.
     
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    He has really turned it around.
     
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    He’s handsome as frig too, we have the best looking squad in the league and it’s not even close.
     
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    Yep and it seems like he's getting faster as the season wears on. One of those guys who probably comes into camp overweight and gets better as the weight comes off
     
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    Different player under Hitch. I really hope he likes being a 3rd liner and wants to stay. I've got lots of time for Kass.
     
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    Kassian reminds me of Gretzky sometimes
     
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    He trains hard in the off season.
     
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    Been playing well lately. Hope he keeps it up. I think he brings an element to the Oilers that we need. Apparently he’s a great guy in the room and all the guys love him.

    Keep it up Kass.
     
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    He’s being the exact thing we need. A winger that gets some points.
     
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    He needs to be more consistent with his offensive production to be a 3rd liner.
    Still prone to taking a dumb penalty.
    Love his work on the PK, though. So when he isn't taking the dumb penalty he's a good guy to put out there.
     
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    Another good game. Put him with 29 and 97 already
     
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    Is his contract up again? What could possibly explain Zach Kassian playing with a little hustle for the first time in years. This version of him has been non existent for 1.5 seasons.
     
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    Been there done that. Disaster. Don’t need to make the same dumb move again. He is what he is. A bottom six **** disturber.
     
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    Kassian is the type of player Oilers fans and management always fall in love with.

    Solid 4th liner but easily replaceable. Yet somehow is built up as being more than that.

    If Gretzky does his job Kassian will be dealt to a contender before the deadline.
     
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    The guy is currently behind Connor and Leon for goals in the past 10 games or so. The guy is doing his job.
     
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    I'm okay with the dumb penalty from time to time. Last year he got away from playing physical as he took those penalties early in the year and never had the confidence to play physical again.

    The way he's played in 19 is what we first saw of Zack. It's just unfortunate that we don't have anyone between him and the big 3 to score right now.
     
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    9 points in 12 games. On a team with zero depth.... Good 4th liners who have some offensive upside are not easily replaceable. Rieder, Brodziak, Cave. Those 4th liners are really lighting it up. Not.
     
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    If someone wants to overpay for Kassian, then so be it. But I see no value in getting a 4th rounder for the guy at this point.

    We have enough positions to fill up front for next year.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Kassian because of his tendency to play with too much emotion sometimes and cost his team by taking dumb penalties while they are in the offensive zone. He's fast for his size but that's not the size that currently flows around the NHL. I don't know why people think he's a good penalty killer, he leaves his point man wide open too many times....point in case the Montreal game he leaves one of the hardest shooting defense men in NHL history Shea Weber wide open for a one-timer and on the very next penalty kill gets put right back out there and literally does the exact same thing by chasing the guy with the puck while there are already 3 Oilers on that player.

    He's the kind of guy that the media in Toronto has been begging for because they love the gritty, hard working players like him and his cap hit would work if they can get Connor Brown in return as their salaries are very similar and Kassian has 3 more goals than Brown this year despite Brown playing around a much more higher skilled team but Brown has been a non-factor this year for the Leafs because of their depth but is 3 years young, a better penalty killer, has more pure skill than Kassian and is a former teammate of McDavid's and might be very productive if given a chance to consistently play with more skilled players. Kassian proved in the Oilers playoff run, his style of play can change a playoff round and I'm sure the Leafs could use him if they end up playing Boston again.
     
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    Exactly. We complain there isn’t enough NHL talent on the roster, can’t move what we have for middle picks that probably never pan out. If some team decides to overpay (which they won’t) then by all means, move him. He’ll fetch a better return next year at the TD when his contract is expiring.
     

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