Thread: Proposal: Kesler to Detroit
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08-01-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Fastasaurus View Post
I dont think that even comes close to getting it done. When Kesler is healthy he is a top 20 centre in the league easily. Who would centre the 2nd line and why would the Canucks take that drop off? Most likely you would have a centre who isnt even remotely close defensively and then they have 2 centres who cant/dont/wont play defense.
U follow Detroit? Filppula is a VERY good 2-way player, who can play both center/wing. The first season he played full 2-line duty - he gets 66p, +18. The guy plays pp, pk and is very good defensively.

This said - I would do the trade from Vancouvers point of wiew, IF Filppula was signed long-term. He is only 1 year from UFA and Nyqvist and Kindl are not enough to get Kesler. Sign Filppula to an extension 16mill/4yrs and do the trade. From Detroits point of wiew I`m not sure I would!? Kesler wasn`t exactly a force last season...

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