Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel
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01-14-2013, 05:47 PM
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Billy6
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Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
Well you said that offensive players - like Kessel - are essentially secondary players since they lack the defensive side to their game. Then you used his -10 to support your argument.

So I ask you, does the same apply to Taylor Hall and RNH? Love to hear your thoughts.
RNH looked good defensively at the WJC to me. I honestly haven't watched Hall enough to form an opinion, but I think that you are missing my point.

First line players on good, championship calibre teams cannot be one dimensional like Kessel is.

Offensive players need to have somewhat of a defensive conscious to be truly successful and I have seen no evidence that Kessel will ever develop into anything more than what he is: a good scorer on a bad team.

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