Thread: Pursue Kessel?
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02-07-2013, 12:04 PM
Yukon Cornelius*
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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
It's obvious that our only glaring weakness aside from PMD is top six wingers. Briere is used as a center at times and he hasn't put up an impressive regular season in quite a while. Schenn definitely isn't ready to produce numbers. Read is a 2nd/3rd line tweener. Voracek is Voracek. Hartnell is injured and even if he weren't his ceiling in a normal season is like 35/70'ish. Which is great if he manages to play at his absolute best but even then we have only one definite 30 goal guy (again, in a normal season) and a couple maybes if we're lucky in Giroux and Briere. Having only one guy on the roster, who is currently injured, of that kind of goal scoring caliber isn't good.

For those that aren't up to date, Dreger has reported that Nonis is taking Kessel offers into serious consideration. Also was reported it would only take something like a top four d and a top prospect or pick. That's not a lot.

Just seems like a perfect fit for me. We could use wingers and goal scorers. Kessel is a 40+ goal winger. What do you all think?

Personally I'd be willing to offer something like Laughton+Meszaros or Grossmann. Maybe a 2nd too.
No thank you! Kessel is the epitome of a streaky goal scorer. He's also lazy, defensively inept and easy to intimidate on the ice. (I can live with one Danny Briere not two though)

If we're looking to go after a top 6 forward that's fallen out of favour with his team and the league, then let's take a hard look at Ovechkin.

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