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01-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Fear the Leaf
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chatham, ON
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I'll agree that Kessel might not be the worst defensive forward in the league, but your defense of him is: "
whoa, hey there! There could be worse guys. We just don't know that because maybe their linemates aren't as crappy defensively as Kessels are?
" I'm sure the Leafs thank you for charging to the rescue.
I wasn't trying to rush to Kessel's defense, I was trying to show the flaw in Bomber's logic that supposedly proved he was.
Kessel does need to work on his backchecking and defensive awareness. Hopefully Carlyle's style helps him and doesn't drive him away.
Still, the amount people rag on Kessel is ridiculous. Guy is an awesome player. He won't play the penalty kill but he's an elite offensive forward and not a liability to the team as some suggest.
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