Found February 28, 2012 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
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Mike Gillis sent shockwaves through Canuck nation on trade deadline day. In the biggest deal of the day, Gillis sent Cody Hodgson and Alex Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani. I think like a lot of people, I was immediately confused by this trade. So I sat down, weighed the pros and cons, looked at it from all angles and I still don’t like it. Lets take a look at what the Canucks are getting: Zack Kassian Kassian is the key to the deal for the Canucks. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft and starred in the 2011 World Junior Championships for Canada. At 6’3″, 214 lbs, he’s a big power forward and projects to be exactly what the Canucks need. He’s mean and nasty and can score. He had 77 points in 56 games in junior last year and has put up very good numbers in the AHL (26 points in 30 games) as a rookie. He has only played in 27 NHL games with the Sabres this year, notching 7 points while averaging about 12 minutes of ice time per game. T...
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