Schnieds will prove this wrong when the league gets back on track. The hype is all real.
No he won't. He'll prove to be a good starter though. And don't bother with the "you need to watch him play" card. I live in Vancouver. I've watched him plenty, and he's an inferior goalie to Kipper (as much as it pains me to compliment a Flame), and Luongo (despite what's fashionable to think these days)
Edit: and even without one of those two, he still wouldn't be on the team thanks to Backstrom
It's not hate. If you notice I have Grabovski in there, and he's the Leaf I hate the most.
There's a reason why the Leafs are so bad. And no it's not just the 4th line and the coaching. It starts at the top with Lupul and Kessel. Sure they're flashy and will put up the points... but they give up so many goals. What's the point of scoring all those goals if you'll just give them right back to the other team?
But by all means, continue praising them and treating as Gods, the rest of the division will keep laughing at you.
Alfredsson, Cole, Pominville and Seguin all have a more positive impact an the game overall. Therefore I would rather have them over Kessel.