Thread: Kesler
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01-07-2005, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl O'Steen
Considering the Flames wouldn't be able to keep a top pairing defenseman or a top 6 forward when free agency hits, you'd be better off with a guy like Ryan Kesler. He'd likely never demand that much money playing the role he's expected to play.
That is a nice little spin you are trying to use, but thinking about the money in the long run wasn't why I picked Kesler over the guys you have in your internet handle. Kesler is a better prospect then Steen and Colaiacovo. I am not talking who would fit in the Flames better (Steen probably would) I am talking about which is the better player and who will have higher NHL success.

But since you mentioned it, last year the Flames payed Jarome Iginla 7.5 million and had Roman Turek for 5 million. I don't think Colaiacovo in all his glory is ever going to make that much. But thanks for the concern.

Kesler > Colaiacovo
Kesler > Steen

Kesler is the type of prospect I love, gritty two-way guys with offence who had a buttload of leadership.

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