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02-06-2013, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TOGuy14 View Post
Just jumping in, I like Kessler but I think he is fairly overrated around here.

In 5 full NHL seasons, he has four where he had goal totals in the 20s, and one where he hit 41. The 40 goal season looks more like an outlier than a definition of where he is at. His defensive game is very good, yes, but I am just saying that I think his offensive upside is severely overrated and typecast because of one burst season.

As a Leaf fan, a team that really needs a C, if I had an open choice I would take Richards over Kessler personally.
Fair enough. But if Kesler's offensive game is overrated check out the stats of each for the past 3 years and tell me why Richards isn't also overrated. Last year he was pretty brutal.

ps. Not to harp on Leaf fans but it's 'Kesler'. According to Bob Cole he plays with the Sundins a lot on the power play and according to Don Cherry Bieska is the point man.

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