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Video- Kassian Incident, Bush-League Or Part Of The Game?

from Bruce McCurdy of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,

The Canucks outclassed the Oilers in every aspect of the game, before “class” itself fell victim to a disgraceful display of poor sportsmanship by the Vancouverites. That came from Zach Kassian, who put yet another black eye on himself, his team, and his sport with some utterly bush-league taunting of Sam Gagner, the man whose face Kassian caved in with an “accidental” clubbing in a pre-season game. Turns out Zach the Hack is pretty proud of his handiwork.

more and watch the incident below...

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Red Winger's avatar

Don Cherry says it’s just a good, ol’ Canadian boy playing hard-nosed hockey, like all Canadians do. It’s good for the game!

Now, on to the things that are really hurting the game, like excessive goal celebrations by Russian players ...

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/14/13 at 09:36 AM ET


Sorry, what’s the issue?m where’s this horrible thing Kassian did that put a black eye on “himself, his team and the sport”?

Posted by Garth on 12/14/13 at 10:40 AM ET

WolfKeeper's avatar

Douchebag. But then Vancouver collects them like Pokemon in the West.

Posted by WolfKeeper on 12/14/13 at 10:42 AM ET


If you like Jordin Tootoo, you can’t have any problem with Kassian

Posted by HockeyinHD on 12/14/13 at 12:14 PM ET


Anyone who saw the replay of the clubbing and thinks the accident was an “accident” is an idiot. 

As for yesterday’s gesture, give me that over Shawn Thornton giving his best “Frankenstein sad he drowned girl” face after the Orpik incident.

Posted by CallMeJerry on 12/14/13 at 12:17 PM ET


Posted by HockeyinHD on 12/14/13 at 12:14 PM ET

Talking to nobody again?

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 12/14/13 at 12:56 PM ET


Would be a story if he was talking to Gagner but he’s talking to Oilers tough guy Gazdic about his beard.

Posted by vansteve on 12/14/13 at 01:16 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Zach is in similar mode as a Chris Neil. He will score you some goals, fight, hit a lot and be a major pain in the arse to play against in general. Wish he played for my team as I followed him from Windsor days in OHL.
The Oilers are horrible this season. I watched some of this game and in my opinion they have several very talented young forwards that have no desire to play any defense and should be traded for a good goalie and a Selke Trophy mold forward.
The Oil have the young talented depth to make these necessary trades.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 12/14/13 at 03:32 PM ET

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