Thread: Dreger: Leafs listening on Kessel?
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02-07-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dannyboy8920 View Post
Being with Kessel and on a winning team, I don't see why Tyler wouldn't sign cheap. His Faceoffs alone would make him worth it for a rental in the playoffs; He goes against the best in the league and when he loses it's a muck draw.

Solid 3rd liner, that can play his ass off until Kesler returns.
With hearing Kesler's progression I think that he may be underused in the near future, but I am coming around to the idea. I would put him on the third line, but also put him out for defensive zone draws with Malhotra to ensure a good chance at getting it out. I know that this is a Kessel thread, but the Canucks lineup would look like....

Sedin Sedin Burrows
Kessel Kesler Booth
Schroeder Bozak Raymond
Higgins Lapierre Hansen

Although I would expect that Schroeder would be sent down to the AHL Higgins moved up and Malhotra being in that last spot (maybe Weise/Volpatti if we expected a rough game).

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