Originally Posted by Princeton
I agree with your thoughts.............somewhat.
In your 6th year you should be putting up better stats than in your 2nd or 3rd year.
I think the situation is a little bit different than in most cases.
1. Not too many players are in their 6th season at age 24.
2. Secondly, the last two years he probably would have improved if he had been playing with the same talent that he had been in Boston. Their centers would have been (Savard, Krejci, Bergeron and Seguin). On the Leafs he got Bozak. Big difference.
And Stajan that first year.......... OH MY GAWWWWWWWD!
Kessel is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma... No wait, actually he isn't at all. He's a sniper that will score more goals than assists but could POTENTIALLY equal his goal and assist outputs.
So, let's say his peak is about 40 goals, which we can all agree on, he can potentially put up 40 assists, bringing his total to 80 and about a PPG. This, as previously mentioned, is if all goes right.
Realistically, he's a 65-70 player that is goal heavier. That's my opinion that's unbiased as clearly I'm not a Leaf fan :P.