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A lot of people will tell you that nobody won the Cody Hodgson-Zack Kassian trade and statistically speaking they may have a point.
In my opinion, however, the Canucks won the trade because intentionally or not, Zack Kassian is hands down one of the most entertaining players in the league. Kassian was born to play in a time where everything is giffable. Here are his top 5 funniest and strangest and Zack Kassianest moments as a Canuck.
5. “I don’t even bake”:
Zack Kassian’s goofy demeanor set him up for constant jabs from Kevin Bieksa. The best came on the road in 2014, when Bieksa tested Kassian’s algebra skills and shared Kassian’s non-existent baking knowledge.
4. Appealing his case:
One of the most recyclable Kassian gifs features his sarcastic applause of the referees.
Kassian didn’t exactly excel at keeping his feelings to himself during his time in Vancouver.
At 1:54 of this mic’d up video, he asks the linesman for an explanation, to which the official responds “We’ve gone over this, haven’t we?” Kassian then explains that he’s still mad about it. Then, when the linesman says that he likes the Predator, but not Kassian and Richardson, Zack offers a simple, “fair enough”.
3. The hair:
Though it did not stop him from attempting a playoff mullet, Kassian is very aware of his receding hairline:
Zack Kassian’s hair’s best moment was when it prompted this, from the always chill David Backes:
2. Magic hands:
We will probably never know what Zack Kassian discovered on the Canucks bench in early February of 2015. It could have been some sort of unknown magic, some Sedinery-lite, or a newfound sense of balance. Maybe it was just, like, the concept of hands in general.
He scored that night, so whatever he was up to worked.
1. The celebrations:
Immediately following the hand thing, Zack Kassian’s went on a tear with the Canucks that also brought a number of celebrations as indescribable as the man himself.
Prepare yourself, Montréal.