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ZACK KASSIAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zack Kassian happy with new deal; vows ‘I can do more’

As a restricted free agent without salary arbitration rights, Vancouver Canuck forward Zack Kassian had a choice to make: wait all summer to try for a few more dollars, or sign now and get on with his life. He chose the latter and agreed Thursday night to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The formal announcement was made Friday. Kassian will receive $1.5 million in the first year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumor: Zack Kassian will find a way out of Vancouver

Zack Kassian is a team first type of hockey player, but his own wants and desires, as to what his value to a team should be, will have him engage a program this off season, that will precipitate his exit from the Vancouver Canucks.Kassian was a little put off early in this season, when the club got off to a slow start, and he did not get an opportunity to play minutes with the top...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Zack Kassian gets kicked in the face with an ice skate; 43-year-old emergency back-up gets scare

All things considered, Vancouver’s Zack Kassian got off easy last night when he became the victim of Tom Sestito’s flailing leg. Kassian, 22, left Sunday’s contest against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks after suffering a blow to the head by his teammate’s skate boot after Sestito tried to finish a hit on his opponent. Luckily for Kassian, the blade of Sestito’s skate missed...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Has Zack Kassian been naughty or nice this season?

  We are almost halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and it’s time for media outlets to come out with their midway report cards. David Ebner from the Globe and Mail wrote one where he wasn’t completely complimentary of Zack Kassian’s season thus far. From Ebner: Misses: Zack Kassian, David Booth A project and a weird dude, neither has delivered anything close to what the...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver has a Zack Kassian conundrum

An Ode to Disillusionment This was supposed to be Zack Kassian‘s year. Out with Alain Vigneault and his decidedly bad reputation – earned fairly or otherwise – for developing youngsters, and in with John Tortorella; he of the excellent track record with prospects. All signs pointed to Kassian’s role increasing with the club. Over the course of the summer the media and fans...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks Zack Kassian suspended five games

TSK TSK Zack In case you missed it earlier today, Canucks forward Zack Kassian was suspended 5 regular season games. Plus the rest of the preseason. WHY you ask? For his high stick that broke the jaw of Edmonton’s Sam Gagner on Saturday. “As he nears the boards Kassian comes to a spinning stop, recklessly swinging his stick and striking Gagner in the face and breaking his...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers center Sam Gagner tweets photo of nasty broken jaw

On Sunday, Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after Canucks’ winger Zack Kassian essentially slashed his face with a high stick. Gagner will be out of the Oilers lineup indefinitely, but seems to be in decent spirits despite the fact that his face is probably permanently destroyed. Thank you all for the support. Excited to come back stronger and hopefully better...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Kassian Stick-Swing

via NHL.com, Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for a high-sticking incident during a preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rexall Place. Kassian was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Zack Kassian is VERY Photogenic

While searching out a picture of Zack Kassian for my piece on the Canucks shootout strategy, I discovered that Zack Kassian has taken a lot of priceless photos in his short stint as a pro hockey player. He’s halfway through his second season as a pro and the internet is already full of amazingly hilarious photos of the big curly haired missing tooth beauty. Here’s a selection...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

“New Kid On The Ice” – Vancouver Canucks Zack Kassian in the spotlight

“We Are All Canucks” Starting during the 2008-09 season, the Vancouver Canucks dropped the “We Are All Canucks” campaign on their fans. Over time, the marketing department may have gone in different directions, but at the end of the day, the team still wants us to feel that we are the seventh man on the ice. Two weeks ago, the Canucks brass turned their fan base into a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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