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10-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Where's the kaboom?
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It is not 1 good season, unlike Duchene. Kessel has 4 seasons already that are equal to or better than Duchene's best season, one of which was the most recent season where he went PPG.
Kessel was top 5 in goal scoring, is near the top of the list in G/G over the last 4 years, and one of few players to score 30+ goals every year over the past 4 years. He was top-10 in overall scoring this year. That is elite.
Duchene isn't anywhere close to that yet, and this past season put considerable doubt to the fact that he ever will reach that point.
Borderline, at best. Kessel has been good throughout his career, and he just had a career year that suggests he might be taking the next step, but until he can reproduce it we're talking about one great season, and a bunch of good ones. That is not an elite player. The simple fact is you
to use this last season to prop your argument up, because without it you don't have a leg to stand on. 327 points in 456 games are not elite numbers.
For Kessel to be categorized as elite, in my opinion, based on(primarily) his one great season, then that one great season should be something special. 50 goals or 100 points special.
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