They love Kesler there, and he's 10x the player dubinsky is imo, there is no way they'd ever make that deal.
Kesler is 2 years older than Dubinsky.
When Kesler was 23, this was his line:
80 games 21g 16a 37p
Dubinsky at 23:
50 games 14g 18a 32p
Projected over 80 games, that's:
80 games 22g 29a 51p
Don't get me wrong. I like Kesler and would love to have him on this team, but let's not be so quick to say that he's SO much better than Dubi. Kesler has the advantage of 2 more years of development. I'd bet there were a lot of Vancouver fans saying the same things about Kesler 2 years ago that some Ranger fans say about Dubi now.