Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel
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01-13-2013, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by IHeartZherdev View Post
Kessel is better than Neal but not as good as (and doesn't have the cap friendly contract of) Mike Richards. So looking at those two deals I think a first and a solid young player is fair value.

No team is going to trade a guy they picked in the top 10 who they think is a franchise guy for Kessel
I don't agree that Kessel us better than Neal.

Kessel is a better sniper, but there are other parts to the game than just points. Size, toughness, good on the cycle and great drive to the net. He is built more for the playoffs as well. Kessel is all finesse. Add in the chemistry he has already developed with Malkin. I'd keep Neal over Kessel without thinking twice.

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