Evander Kane for Phil Kessel
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03-08-2013, 08:44 PM
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Kane is 21 this year, he was 20 last season. In Kessels 20 year old year he had 37 points in 82 games. Last year at 20 Kane had 57 points in 74 games.
Kane is a better player than Kessel this year. Unless you think Kessels .02 ppg over Kanes is worth the much less physical play? Or the worse defensive game?
So we have a guy with 10 times as many hits (in 2 less games ) with a +2 on a team thats -11, that is a top penalty killer.
Or the guy with .02 ppg higher that is scared of going into corners and who doesn't Pk at all. Minus 2 on a team that's plus 10.
How exactly is Kessel better this year?
Different players develop at a different pace. Using this reasoning then i guess kane in 2-3 years>>>> Giroux considering giroux only had 47 points in 82 games as a 21 years old. Also wasn't that just after the season kessel recovered from cancer?
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