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01-26-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveT83 View Post
So let me get this straight ... Kessel is ELITE - But he can't produce results unless he is surrounded by Quality Personel ... that doesn't exactly sound ELITE to me ... that sounds like he's just a complimentary player - otherwise it wouldn't really matter who he's playing with.

Kessel can take 30 shots on goal a night if he wants - if they're from 40 feet away with no traffic anywhere near the net he might as well just pass the puck to other team.

Atleast his playmaking is looking good - but can't help but think we traded what became two franchise players for a glorified Kyle Wellwood.

If he isn't scoring he's useless to this roster.
Name a player that is offensively as productive as Kessel with as ****** of a supporting cast as he has...simple answer really, there isn't any. Maybe John Tavares and look how his team performs every year.

Crosby, Malkin, Neal
the Sedins, Kesler
Ovechkin, Backstrom, Riberio
Kane, Tayes, Hossa, Sharp
Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan, Selane
Gaborik, Richards, Nash
Eberle, RNH, Hall, Yakupov
Datsyuk, Zetterberg
Thornton, Pavelski, Couture, Marleau
Stamkos, St Louis, Lecavalier
Spezza, Karlson, Alfredson, Michalak

I could keep going, but I think I've made my point. Noone gets it done without a good supporting cast. Not Crosby, not Stamkos, not Malkin...noone.

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