Thread: Proposal: Trade Idea (Tor/Van)
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09-21-2012, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
I don't see how you can make an absolute statement like that, it's pretty well arguable one way or the other.

That being said for a team like the Canucks Kesler is a vastly better fit than Kessel (if you can only have one) so to them there's no question RK's value is significantly higher than PK's.
I just never saw Kesler as more than a very good 2nd line center. IMO, Kessel is a 1st line player with game-breaking potential. Kesler has the defensive edge(by a good amount), but IMO he doesn't really come close to Kessel's offensive ability.

...and no, I'm not basing that judgement on this past season alone. I think when it comes down to it, more teams would take Kessel if given the choice.

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