Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel
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02-01-2011, 10:26 AM
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seanlinden
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It's going to be locked because you're a troll and an embarrassment to Canucks fans.


Sorry Leaf fans, every fanbase has it's jerks.
Ding ding ding we've got a winner. The guy who posted the Billy Madison clip also has it right.

The only teams that wouldn't trade a 1st roudn pick for Kessel are the ones with no cap space and great current chemistry, but even the majority of those teams would problably love to add Kessel in the offseason if the cost was only a 1st rounder. That being said, Toronto problably wouldn't even trade him for what they paid. The guy is a 23-year old premier talent making $5.4m in a league where it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract top talent. The only way to get Phil Kessel -- trade a forward who's better than him. That doesn't mean somebody who has slightly more production playing with a great set of linemates / chemistry, it means somebody with more talent.

Are his numbers disappointing? absolutely, that's what's going to happen when your linemates are Tyler Bozak and Joey Crabb (or Versteeg who was a horrible fit). He can't carry a team on his own like Rick Nash. He's not physical, a leader, or in possession of any type of 2-way game, and that's why he makes $5.4m instead of $7m.

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