07-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by jhonny
I didn't think it would get all the attention... I will back off the Leaf player threads moving forward; however, my bong ammo will be of no desire when Kessel is a 30 year old just coming off his career best 84 point season. I am shocked to see the strong type casting for a kid that hasn't burned off his baby fat yet. Though I agree my predictions are bold and obviously against the grain. And when we talk upside, what is the percentage of folks that actually hit it? To say 70 is his upside is low... to say 90 is high... so no one out there thinks Kessel will ever hit 80. OK... I just disagree.
no dude, by all means share your thoughts, I just wanted a pull off that wacky tabacky you were smoking
Kessel is entering his 6th season, usually by the time a player gets to that point in their career you have a pretty good indication of what kind of numbers they're gonna put up. If you see a guy steadily increasing his numbers year after year then there is cause for optimism but if he keeps hitting the same range then that's probably the kind of player he's going to be. He 'could' score 80-90 pts some season if he had the perfect combination (i.e. a stud playmaking center, a solid top 3 lines to take the heat off him and allow favorable matchups, etc etc) but barring some extraordinary circumstances I don't see it happening
Thats me on the street with a violin under my chin, playing with a grin, singing gibberish.
P=1 DPts=1.2 +/-=.32 PIM=.08 PPP=.4 SHP=.6 S=.015 Blk=.2 Hit=.08
W=2 OTL=.8 GA=-.64 SV=.08 SO=3
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