Pacific Division Breakout Candidates

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VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Apr 6, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian (9) is defended by Calgary Flames defenseman

T.J. Brodie

(7) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Kassian – Obviously, getting some consistent prime time with the Sedin twins would help him break out, and he has the size and skill required to give them room on the ice.  He saw some action with them last season, but lacked the consistency to stay there full time. With a new coach in town who will appreciate what Kassian can bring, it is up to him to show that he wants the spot and that he deserves it more than Alex Burrows.