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12-13-2012, 12:26 AM
The OG Kesler Hater
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
He's a smart player, not the best skater, big and physical. Plays great defense, good in the circle. His team doesn't score much, they're last in the league in GF and they play shutdown hockey so his numbers reflect that. He had 68 points last year with barely any supporting cast.

What makes you think he's going to top out as a 4th liner?

Have you looked at their teams? 82GF vs 130GF. Guess which team is leading their division though?
He's smart, big, physical. However, he has no offensive dynamics besides a very good shot. He doesn't seem to be able to play a fast paced game as he has a tendency to slow the game down as much as he can when the puck is on his stick. His abilities(taking a pass and doing something with it) at higher speeds aren't very good either. I can see him being a solid 3rd liner, but that is at his best.

Originally Posted by Canucker View Post
That was the same criticism Ryan Kesler had when he was drafted.
Kesler had tools that Gaunce (from what I've seen so far) doesn't. Gaunce is simply not a dynamic player.

Whoever said the Taylor Pyatt comparison is bang-on in my opinion.

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