Thread: Berger: Kessel Should Be Ashamed
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12-09-2010, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pitch154 View Post
Its funny people forget this kid is 23 years old. Hes not a veteran and still has A TON of things to learn about the game. Hes 23 years old. Hes a young kid, and all young players make mistakes. Hes no where near his prime and hasnt come close to his potential. Its minus 10 outside and still people are heated over nothing
The NHL is becoming a young league. 23 really isn't all that "young" anymore when you consider the top draft picks are starting to play when they are 18-20. Kessel has been in the NHL for almost 5 years now. While he still has plenty to learn, he shouldn't be regressing at this point in his career. He should be building on his productive seasons, and most importantly, he should be stronger on the puck, and more defensively-minded.

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