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05-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
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How is Kesler worth more than Neal? Neal is younger, is signed for longer and had a better season this year by a pretty substantial margin. Neal is the more valuable player. The only thing that Kesker has on Neal is defensive play.
They both scored 40 once but are closer to 25 goal scorers. Kesler had a bad season but is better than he has shown. He also doesn't play with Malkin or Crosby and sets up his own chances. Is a better skater, obviously much better in his own end and exactly what most teams are lacking in these playoffs. A elite 2nd line C.
Kesler would be more beneficial to the Pens than Neal right now.
I'd never do that trade straight up. Neal is a complimentary 25 goal scorer.
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