Re: PLEASE DO NOT TRADE KESSEL
posted at 6/28/2009 8:08 AM EDT
In Response to Re: PLEASE DO NOT TRADE KESSEL
[QUOTE]Kessel: 21--MAY be one dimension, but what a dimension. Could get better--much better. Sturm: making more than Krecj. Contributing less than Kobasew (even when healthy). Sure, hang onto Lucic, a pure Bruin, but this team often struggles to score goals... and Mr. One Dimension poked home 36 missing 10 games plus playing a long stretch with a very bad shoulder. Did Phil insult Chiarelli's mom? Is that why PC is so willing to deal off the exciting potential of Kessel? Keep no. 81!!!
Posted by davincitrout[/QUOTE]
You know, I keep heatring that Kessel is "One-dimensional"..... and he very well maybe. However lets not all be ignorant and just leave the statement at that....
He is one-dimensional but that one dimension is as a SNIPER.... and well you cannot teach that dimension. However, on the contrary you can teach a great offensive player to show a little more effort on the defensive end and therefore be a "passable" defender.
If you believe this to be wrong... just start counting the number of true goal scorers that are age 21..... Then sit and count the number of "Well rounded" defenders who don;t see 36 goals in a handful of seasons combined... Something tells me that you will have a Large number of the "Rounded players" and a very small number of the snipers. IS he perfect? NO WAY! Howeverdefense is much easier to teach than goal scoring... and YOU can have a perfect defensive team and not win a game.... because winning requires goal scoring.
I think the approach most of you are taking is way to simplified. When I look at Kessell I see someone who has the potential to be the kind of goal scorer Neely was.... Get him the puck and go to the bench to prepare for the face-off. He is a different style, but he has the feel for how to get the biscuit in the basket.
"IF" I were PC I would actually make every attempt to trade someone else". I know it will be hard, but I would have worked that end of the table for a while. Even if I gave STurm away and ate part of his salary or threw in a youngster as part of the deal and got almost nothing back.
Goal scoring is also a very important part of the game.... I suppose we could see a lot of Soccer games on ice soon.... You know Nil-Nil games... then go into the shootout with one less sniper. Don't underestimate the value of a sniper....
I agree with the thoughts that Kessel will not sign now until we see what the others offer him.... but he will most likely see offers, because others KNOW that you cannot win a game without scoring.