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11-06-2012, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BBurke View Post
We are talking about 55-60 pt centres, stop mentioning players like Datsyuk/Toews. These are players like Plekanec, Backes, O'Reilly. We are talking about 80+ point wingers, like Kessel, Kane, Kovalchuk, Gaborik. The skill level isn't even close. You can't build around a 55-60pt centre, you can build around an 80pt winger.
I don't look at Kane or Kessel as being on the same level as Kovalchuk or Gaborik. Neither Kane or Kessel has ever scored 40 goals in a season, Kane has hit 30 one time and you want to put him on the same level as a guy who had 2 50 goal seasons and 2 40 goal seasons and a guy who had 4 30+ and 3 40+ goal seasons?

Sorry, but I don't think you are showing the proper amount of respect to Kovalchuk or Gaborik.

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