In response to JWensink's comment:
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
I'm looking for someone to admit that Bartko & Koko was an offer that couldn't be refused, less Iginla himself nixed the deal.
Hab - I'll happily admit that Bartkowski has played better than he previously showed. Not sure how anybody saw that one coming because he never played with that type of skill before. But, it sure looks like I underestimated him - so yep happy to be wrong. Good for him, he deserves credit.
I'll also say that apparently it was an offer that could be refused, cause they did.
Since we're all putting on our honest caps - I'd say Seguin has taken a big step back, and Kessel stepped up pretty big for his team...whatya think? Honestly
oh yeh, anybody want to see Redden play over either one of those kids ? Not Me
Unsure. yes, Kessel certainly learned how to pass the puck somewhere along the line, and yes, he is a danger every time he gets the puck on his stick, but he still need to reach back and bring out a little more when the going gets tough.
I was seeing a lot more of what you meant by Seguin shying away from physical contact, but then after Shawn Thornton threatened him in the locker room between period 3 and OT, he came out on fire in OT. That might be the answer for Tyler, have someone threaten him physically on his own team.
One thing I'll say is that looking back over their repsective careers, I like where Seguin is now a LOT better then where Kessel was year 3. Lots of people like to go off about Kessel's playoff numbers, but most of those numbers came in his last Bruins year in the first round vs. the Habs in the sweep of the Habs, in the next round against the Canes Kessel did NOTHING, he was invisible out there. At least Seguin had a presence in this series even tho he only got that one assist last night (or if it wasn't an assist, it led to the OT goal).