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01-11-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
Kessel produced at 1.31PPG his freshman season, and then left. Gaudreau was at 1PPG his freshman season. It's not fair to compare Kessel's freshman year to Gaudreau's sophmore season. Add in the fact that Kessel was a year younger than Gaudreau in their respective freshman seasons, and your point makes no sense. Parise is the same thing, played at 1.56PPG pace in his freshman season, his draft year. Toews' offense just wasn't that impressive in college. Look at it this way:

Draft Year
Gaudreau-not playing in NCAA, playing in USHL
Kessel-1.31PPG in the NCAA
Parise-1.56PPG in the NCAA

Year after Draft Year
Gaudreau-1PPG in NCAA
Kessel-playing in the NHL, 29 points in 70 games
Parise-1.49PPG in NCAA

Who looks better now when you compare them to similar times in their development?
Actually, you should compare Freshman years, and not draft years, because all three were 18 years old as a freshman, it's not like Gaudreau started college as a 19 year old. Kessel wasn't a year younger than Gaudreau in their respective freshman seasons, he just turned 18 in October while Johnny turned 18 in August.

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