Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/13/12
Back To The Future Good Afternoon, I hope you all had a great weekend, and depending on where you are, you got out and enjoyed some sun and didn’t spend your Saturday in a strip club that was show casing it’s Single A ball club equivalent of “dancers”. All right, let’s move on. Today I’m going to showcase five Canucks that I would like to see make some big strides in 2012/13. Zack Kassian Out of all five players I’m going to profile, I think Kassian will have the spotlight on him more than anyone. Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline for Cody “Why did you trade him? He’s the next Trevor Linden” Hodgson. Some had shunned Zack Kassian before he’d even take a shift as a Canuck. Kassian fits the mold for the future of hockey in Vancouver, at least under Mike Gillis. He’s big, young and strong and with any luck he’ll score some goals somewhere along the line, too. After all, Gillis did say this league and team is geared for offense and that’s the direction he aims
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