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Puckgenius* 11-29-2012 12:47 AM

Zetterberg or Kesler?
 
Whos better?

Off - Z
Def - Z

nowhereman 11-29-2012 12:49 AM

Offensively-Zetterberg
Defensively-Kesler

I'd give the edge to Zetterberg.

Vankiller Whale 11-29-2012 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nowhereman (Post 56109277)
Offensively-Zetterberg
Defensively-Kesler

I'd give the edge to Zetterberg.

This.

SillyRabbit 11-29-2012 01:03 AM

Pretty close, but I'd take Zetterberg right now.

Reverend Mayhem 11-29-2012 01:08 AM

I'm biased but I'd take Kesler. He's 4 years younger and pretty comparable player to Z. But Z is a real good playoff contributor too. It's real close but I'd take Kesler.

TAnnala 11-29-2012 01:34 AM

Kesler is playing for the Canucks and Zetterberg is flawless Swede playing for the Red Wings.

I take Z.

But seriously i think it is fairly close but Zetterberg has proven more. So ill take him. Kesler might overcome the next season.

MastuhNinks 11-29-2012 01:40 AM

Who is better? Zetterberg pretty easily, but I'd take Kesler going forward.

Benny FTW 11-29-2012 02:04 AM

Zetterberg easy

InjuredChoker 11-29-2012 03:49 AM

Z for now.

Bathcat 11-29-2012 04:32 AM

Zetterberg's skating has dropped off enormously in the last few years. I'm not sure he's much better than Kesler at this point in time, sadly.

The Zetterberg Era 11-29-2012 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bathcat (Post 56110431)
Zetterberg's skating has dropped off enormously in the last few years. I'm not sure he's much better than Kesler at this point in time, sadly.

Outside of October Zetterberg was one of the best players in the league last year. His skating also improved over the course of the season. He then went on to be one of the best players at the WC. He came back and played on a bad knee in the playoffs the year before and it hurt his start to last year in my opinion. I am not saying he was as fast as he was, but as his back and knee got better he is pretty darn close.

It was funny really statistically Zetterberg lined up quite well with Marty St. Louis. Zetterberg averages .93 PPG in the regular season and .94 in the playoffs for his career.

Regular Season:
Kesler - GP:561 G:153 A:184 P:337 PPGA:0.60 PIM:501 +/-:45
Zetterberg - GP:668 G:252 A:372 P:624 PPGA:0.93 PIM:271 +/-144

Post-Season:
Kesler - GP:53 G:10 A:26 P:36 PPGA:0.68 PIM:71 +/-:0
Zetterberg - GP:109 G:51 A:51 P:102 PPGA:0.94 PIM:59 +/-:38

There are a lot of people in Detroit that actually also think one of Pavel's selke trophies specifically 07-08 should be on Zetterberg's mantle. Kesler won his in a year where Datsyuk played 56 games.

Sorry this really isn't that close and boarderline insulting. Filppula is closer statistically to Kesler than he is to Zetterberg to give you an idea. But that would be about the difference for me here, Zetterberg is that much better than Kesler as he is to Filppula.

As a US hockey fan and Kesler being a local guy, I hope he bounces back off these injuries. But this comparison and talk should not be made. Different zip codes even if you want to put this more on the eye test than just the mountain of evidence. When the Wings need to shut down Crosby they play Zetterberg. He actually still draws some of the tougher checking assignment when matching up even over Datsyuk. That should tell you something about his defensive abilities.

LPH 11-29-2012 05:37 AM

Who really calls him Zberg?

but him

AJMHABS 11-29-2012 07:03 AM

Zetterberg for me.

tony d 11-29-2012 09:32 AM

Zetterberg

DatsyukianDeke 11-29-2012 11:35 AM

Zetterberg AINEC. Even Kesler knows this.

pdd 11-29-2012 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nowhereman (Post 56109277)
Offensively-Zetterberg
Defensively-Kesler

I'd give the edge to Zetterberg.

Zetterberg is better defensively.

Sevanston 11-29-2012 11:51 AM

Zetterburger

Reikai 11-29-2012 11:53 AM

Zetterberg and its not that close.

TheSilencer 11-29-2012 12:02 PM

From a neutral standpoint, Zetterberg, and it's not close for me whats so ever.

bp spec 11-29-2012 12:17 PM

Kesler

LPH 11-29-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eva unit zero (Post 56115711)
Zetterberg is better defensively.

that's debatable

I think it's a wash, but Zetterberg's offense is better.

Kershaw 11-29-2012 03:01 PM

Zetterberg AINEC.

ashenhigh 11-29-2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live playoff hockey (Post 56120633)
that's debatable

I think it's a wash, but Zetterberg's offense is better.

Kesler is a great player but I don't think Kesler's 2011 selke makes up for Zetterberg's superior career defensive play.

DatsyukianDeke 11-29-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live playoff hockey (Post 56120633)
that's debatable

I think it's a wash, but Zetterberg's offense is better.

Zetterberg shut down the best player in the league not once, but twice. Until I see Kesler do it, i'm not convinced.

CanucksSayEh 11-29-2012 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DatsyukianDeke (Post 56123565)
Zetterberg shut down the best player in the league not once, but twice. Until I see Kesler do it, i'm not convinced.

Chances are he isn't gonna get a series vs Crosby, but if anyone else could, i'd bet on Kes.


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