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02-01-2013, 11:36 AM
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JVR doesn't have 4G in 7GP if Kessel isn't playing like an all-star.

The goal he scored yesterday was off Kessel's low shot, which was basically a pass - he shot that to generate a rebound.

There is nothing wrong with Phil's game right now, and a whole lot of things right. He's playmaking, drawing 2, 3 defenders away from his linemates, and was both first on the forecheck and backcheck multiple times last game. He's also working the best corner and board games of his career.

This team probably got more out of Phil Kessel not scoring than they would if had not done those things and potted 4 by now.

I really don't think the Stevie Y analogue is all that wrong. Phil Kessel has the mental and physical tools to take himself to the next level. He's already an all-star, but he could turn himself into generational player.

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