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06-30-2013, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Canucks5551 View Post
How was Kelser less advanced? He put up 31 points in 40 games at Ohio State in his draft year, played in the NHL the very next year, and then put up 30 goals with the Moose during the lockout. It was only after 05 that he plateaued a little before realizing his potential. Horvat has a lot to prove to be mentioned with the likes of Kesler.
Horvat has a balance to his offensive game that Kesler never has had. He can pass, shoot or dangle but more importantly he has a fantastic sense of when to choose between those abilities. Kesler is pretty clearly a guy who thinks shoot first/drive to the net and his passing is developed from that thought process. He plays a simple offensive game that succeeds because of his skating, shooting, and all around physical ability. Bo looks like he can approach offensive situations more dynamically, considering a wider range of options.

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