Ryan Kesler Unhappy?
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05-24-2012, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
AV calling out Kesler makes absolutely perfect sense. I'm not sure why people are calling for AV's dismissal.
AV is the winning-est coach in Canucks history. You can argue that Crawford never had Luongo. But then you can argue that AV never had Naslund-Morrison-Bertuzzi in their prime and the Sedins on the 2nd line.
Kesler is a competitor, he's someone that needs motivation to play. AV is just lighting a fire under him. If Gillis wants to trade him or AV wants him gone, I'm all for it. I was never a fan of Kesler's when the Canucks matched that ridiculous offer sheet from Philly. 1.9 million for Kesler when he only scored 12 goals in HIS CAREER at that point.
Clearly the 41 goals was a fluke year, you can argue that he's coming off 2 major surgeries in consecutive years, okay, well if that's the argument, then it makes perfect sense to trade him while his value is still high.
Makes perfect sense to bundle Kesler with Luongo/Schneider for trade bait as well. I promise you the return for Luongo + Kesler is a lot more than Luongo would have brought. Can easily get a 2C to replace Kesler and additional pieces to help the team win now as well.
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