Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel
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01-10-2013, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
If you took away all of Kovalchuk's physical play, newly competent defensive play and cut his offense by 15-20% and his weight by 30 lb, then yeah.
Kovalchuk has 32 more hits than Kessel in the last two years.
Kessel has scored one more goal than Kovalchuk and 3 more points over the last two years.

Kovalchuk is heavier yes, (not that I think it really matters), and seems to have had defensive awareness drilled into him by the NJ system, but overall they're very similar.

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