Re: "KESSEL IS ELITE"
posted at 11/1/2010 8:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: "KESSEL IS ELITE"
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: "KESSEL IS ELITE" : I can't put this guy on ignore. I really can't. He's just too funny. For the record, I couldn't care less about your business, whatever that may be; I only hope for your sake that it's not something that requires communication skills.
Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]
You know duinne, it occurs to me that marco and bruins8 have both prevented any serious discussion about Kessel to occur on this board. End. None.
Any critique on Kessel's game is met with total hyperbole.
There is a LOT to the Kessel discussion, but it just simply never happens because one or both of those will come on and completely cloud the discussion with the same few comments about Kessel.
Great snap shot
the 15 playoff goals
As soon as any criticism of Kessel comes up, it's buried under thousands of comments just repeating the above 3 items - and the criticism is not discussed and almost always outright ignored.
Can't have a serious discussion about Kessel. Just can't.
CLEARLY an issue about him showing up for a big game, but NO discussion, just over reaction. How much clearer can it be - 1 assist in 7 games vs. Bruins?
The lazy play - I was shocked at the game - honestly - when he was easily 15 feet from the bench in a line change and Ryder skated right past him.
CLEARLY Kessel has immense talent and isn't using all of it. CLEARLY.
Yet any criticism of his lack of physical game is immediately greeted with "you don't expect a scorer like him to drop the gloves" - and of course nobody expects that.
And I've STARTED to discuss this in the past, yet it never goes anywhere because it gets muffled by these grandiose and delusional opinions on Kessel.
"Kessel will be 3rd in the league in scoring behind Ovie and Crosby."
Reality is not a friend of these people, right now Kessel is 44th in the league in scoring. Actually, tied for 44th with 17 other guys.
They'll NEVER talk about those stats, or any other stats other than;
7 goals 10 games
7 goals 10 games.
How about this stat? One of the guys Kessel is tied with is Nathan Horton - who ALSO has 7 goals in 10 games.
But look closer. SOG. Kessel 34 - 34 Shots on Goal.
Horton 17 SOG. That's seventeen shots on goal. HALF as many as Kessel. HALF!! Yet Horton has the same number of goals.
Here's the statshttp://espn.go.com/nhl/statistics/player/_/stat/points/sort/points
Again, of course a serious discussion will never happen.
A serious discussion will NEVER happen on this topic because Marco and Bruins8 make sure it will NEVER happen.