Vancouver Canucks Prospects Coverage: RW Zack Kassian

May 5th, 2012 by Joseph Trenton Leave a reply »
Zack Kassian, a 21-year-old RW from Windsor, Ontario, played in his rookie season with the Buffalo Sabres. To the surprise of many hockey people, on NHL Trade Deadline Day, his name was brought up by the sports media as a player that has been traded at the final seconds of the 3:00 p.m. deadline.

Kassian later learned from the Sabres management staff that he has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks and was told not to join his Buffalo teammates on the airplane flying to Southern California where the Sabres were set to open a West Coast road trip.

That was Kassian's perspective on the blockbuster trade on Feb. 28.

The Canucks on the other hand, finally found a team that was willing to trade a decent player for C Cody Hodgson. As good a player as Hodgson was at the junior level, part of the issue with him was his influential parents that pressured Hodgson and the Canucks to conform to their demands too much.

As a professional, the right to choose belongs to the hockey club, but Mike Gillis finally had enough with the young forward from Markham, Ontario.

Let's take a look at the biggest strength that Zack Kassian brings to the Can ...

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