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08-06-2012, 09:44 PM
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I agree, I don't think he's a 40 goal scorer at all. He simply has too much responsibility defensively, spends too much time on the PK, and is like the 3rd scoring threat on the PP. But when healthy, what he is though is an explosive athlete, nightmare physically the way he bangs at 6 2", and a guy who will consistently put up 25-30 goals, 70-75 points, and be in the discussion for Selke every year.
I think by and large his career numbers speak of a 40-50 point, 20 goal defensive specialist. If you disagree, you're basing your entire expectations off of one season, which is unfair to Kesler.

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Tavares has the potential to be an elite offensive player and put up some big points, there's no denying that.
What's with this potential talk, like he just stepped off the draft podium? He's already an elite offensive threat.
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But let's not kid ourselves with the Datsyuk comparisons.
Reading is fundamental. Go back and re-read the post. There were certain parameters set that were said to be required for a defensive player to be effective, yet, the best defensive player in the game met none of them. I simply pointed out the ridiculousness of the original statement.
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When I watch Tavares, it's like he gets where he needs to go, but it's in spite of his awkward stride.
When you watched Tavares his rookie season, you mean? Because that does not describe the current state of his skating ability. At all.
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Would I pick tavares over Kesler now and going forward? OF COURSE. But what I'm saying is the gap is not nearly close enough to justify taking on Dipietro's negative value, giving up one of the more promising young goalies in the game, and our first to boot.
This of course is because you think Kesler is a 70 point player because of one season, which his career statistics don't support.

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