Semin's contract set the starting point for Kessel's?
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04-05-2013, 06:35 PM
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Obviously the myth that he's one-dimensional and super soft.
How many times have people on here mentioned his vastly underrated playmaking skills?
And yet you still call him one-dimensional.
Far less then him being called soft.....so if that is the proof....he is soft.
He is a good offensive player, passing skills and his release are elite, however his inability to play the other 4/5ths of the game is an issue.
He is a defensive liability....he will not take a check to make a play, nor does he attempt to body check to help on the forecheck. He does not block shots as his path to the D man who has the puck is always from the inside ( wall ) to the player, leaving the middle lane wide open .To block a shot you have to get in the shooting lanes. He got praise for attempting to jump out of the way and the puck hit him on here as an example of his shot blocking skills.
He is what he is a one dimensional player....how many dimensions are there when discussing a hockey player?
4 is my answer.
Leadership and intangible skills.
Passing and scoring/shooting are both Offensive skills and fall under one dimension.
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