Thread: Proposal: Canucks fan in peace
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05-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Vipers31 View Post
I wouldn't have a good time saying yes even without the injury concerns, quite honestly. I really liked Kesler as a player, but I think people made too much of his pure numbers last year, and I don't think it's reflecting what he can be expected to provide as a player. He scored a ton of his points and goals on one of the best power plays in the game playing with the Sedins, from all I remember. He's a really good player, and an almost ideal second line center (if you don't have two top centers) - which is why I don't think there's much of a chance the Canucks move him - but I think last year was a bit of a statistical anomaly for him, and I really couldn't see Ryan being a discount.
I'll take roughly 10 less points a year if it means the player coming back affects the play more than four to five minutes a game, and Kesler does that. Yes, he is a ******, and yes he does dive like a puss a hell of a lot, but he is also a much better hockey player than Ryan.

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