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10-16-2010, 01:22 PM
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Is Kessel the New Mogilny?

When Kessel is playing and on his game, this guy is amazing to watch....

I wasnt a big fan of the trade but I am a big fan of Phil Kessel...As I watch this kid play..I wonder if I have ever seen this kind of skill in my lifetime wearing my teams jersey...

The Leafs have had some great players but skill-wise, probably only Alexander the Great was moreso than Phil...Or maybe not?

If Kessel can maintain some consistency, 45 goals cannot be out of the question, can it?

If Kessel works his ass off he definitely will achieve epic greatness..

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Kessel isn't injury prone so we'll be better off with Kessel than we got with Mogilny

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I've actually made the same comparison when watching Kessel with the Leafs.

Now who's going to be the new Sundin?

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IMO, Kessel is better than Mogilny when he was with the Leafs.

Note: I said Kessel is better than how Mogilny WAS with the Leafs. I'm not saying Kessel is the better player than Mogilny in the course of their careers. Mogilny was a stud! I hope Kessel can duplicate that for us, though.

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Well, Mogilny was my all time favourite Leaf and one of my favourite players ever. With that said, there are similarities between the two such as Speed, and great shots. Mogilny could be straight up dynamic at times and take over games completely. I hope Kessel blossoms into a player like that, i can definitely see why people would compare the two.

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10-16-2010, 02:01 PM
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I've actually made the same comparison when watching Kessel with the Leafs.

Now who's going to be the new Sundin?
Me! I have the follicles to prove it.

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IMO, Kessel is better than Mogilny when he was with the Leafs.

Note: I said Kessel is better than how Mogilny WAS with the Leafs. I'm not saying Kessel is the better player than Mogilny in the course of their careers. Mogilny was a stud! I hope Kessel can duplicate that for us, though.
If you are basing this on the Phil Kessel of last year I would have to disagree. In 02/03 Mogilny had 33G, 46A, 79 points for the buds in only 73 games. He outscored Sundin that year, and also recorded 5 goals in 6 playoff games (7points).

If you are talking about the season you expect out of Phil this year then I hope you are right!

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Well, Mogilny was my all time favourite Leaf and one of my favourite players ever. With that said, there are similarities between the two such as Speed, and great shots. Mogilny could be straight up dynamic at times and take over games completely. I hope Kessel blossoms into a player like that, i can definitely see why people would compare the two.
I thought he pretty much did that last night and has done it on occasion with the Leafs...If he applies himself and works hard, Im saying he can be one of the top players in the game...he has the skill for sure

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Me! I have the follicles to prove it.
Does your team have the Cap Space to prove it?

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Mogilny when he was with the Leafs was very different than when he was Kessel's age (when he was playing for Buffalo).

Before, he was very dynamic, speedy, loves to skate down the wing with speed and crash the net.

With Leafs, he was elusive, had great vision, and loved to set up people.

If anything, I say Versteeg reminds me of the Mogilny when he played for the Leafs and Kessel reminds me of Mogilny during his scoring days in Buffalo

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he reminds me a lot of mogilny . just the way he can skate but for the most part is allusive until he gets a chance. neither player was /is flashy in the bure sort of way but always seem to be in the right place to be dangerous. kessel still needs to grow into the role to be compared to at the mogilny level, but i can definitely see him possibly achieving it someday.

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I can see the similarities.... But kessel has a long way to go compared to Mogilny when it comes to dealing with the press -- I used to get such a kick ou of Mogilny yanking naive reporters chains in interviews - he was a pretty smart dude...

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I just hope that Phil can stay a lot healthier than Mogilny. The guy missed over 200 games in his career, and could have had a LOT more success had he stayed healthy.

Also, I would hope that Phil has more success in the post-season than AlMo.

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If Kessel could be anywhere close to a prime Mogilny I would be absolutely psyched, that guy potted 76 goals one year!

Stylistically I can see the comparison between Kessel and young Mogilny, both very dangerous offensive players with deadly shots, great speed, somewhat small size, and both pretty decent with the puck on their sticks despite using their dangles more for scoring than playmaking.

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IMO Kessel reminds me of Bure. Both right wingers, both have blazing speed, both have epic shots/releases, both averaged size, both not known for their defensive play. Not saying Kessel will put up Bure-esque numbers every year, but he'll come close.

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IMO Kessel reminds me of Bure. Both right wingers, both have blazing speed, both have epic shots/releases, both averaged size, both not known for their defensive play. Not saying Kessel will put up Bure-esque numbers every year, but he'll come close.
My buddy who is a long-time canucks fan said that Kessel reminds him of a slower-paced Bure

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10-16-2010, 08:28 PM
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I just hope that Phil can stay a lot healthier than Mogilny. The guy missed over 200 games in his career, and could have had a LOT more success had he stayed healthy.

Also, I would hope that Phil has more success in the post-season than AlMo.
Mogilny scored 2 goals in game 7s versus Islanders and Ottawa in 2002. In fact, he led us in goals

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If Kessel could be anywhere close to a prime Mogilny I would be absolutely psyched, that guy potted 76 goals one year!

Stylistically I can see the comparison between Kessel and young Mogilny, both very dangerous offensive players with deadly shots, great speed, somewhat small size, and both pretty decent with the puck on their sticks despite using their dangles more for scoring than playmaking.
If Phil Kessel comes anywhere near Prime Mogilny the trade was well worth it.

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Mogilny scored 2 goals in game 7s versus Islanders and Ottawa in 2002. In fact, he led us in goals
Ok, he had one good year. And still, he's the one that ended that run for us, giving away the puck in OT for the winner

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Ok, he had one good year. And still, he's the one that ended that run for us, giving away the puck in OT for the winner
AH GELINAS!

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I've actually made the same comparison when watching Kessel with the Leafs.

Now who's going to be the new Sundin?
We can start with Brad Richards

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ya, but it's like getting Mogilny in his prime!

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IMO, Kessel is better than Mogilny when he was with the Leafs.

Note: I said Kessel is better than how Mogilny WAS with the Leafs. I'm not saying Kessel is the better player than Mogilny in the course of their careers. Mogilny was a stud! I hope Kessel can duplicate that for us, though.
A 76 goal season would be nice.

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We can start with Brad Richards
he'd be our lafontaine with a young mogilny

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they are similar in that they can shoot it from anywhere on the ice. I wish nhl had a video archive that I can search through because Mogilny had this top corner goal from the BLUE LINE vs the avs. it was pure wtf and amazing

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