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10-05-2012, 07:24 PM
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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.
Many players have been called elite for equal or lesser achievements. Even borderline elite is a hell of a lot more than Duchene has accomplished, even more-so when you compare the situation of their careers thus far. And that is the point. I don't care about how you characterize categories of players. If those are your criteria, then do it for all players involved.
The simple fact is you
to take out this best season to prop your argument up, because without it you don't have a leg to stand on. 83 points in 139 games are not elite numbers.
Kessel is better, has accomplished a hell of a lot more, and is more valuable than Duchene.
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