Re: Leafs so far WINNERS in Kessel Trade
posted at 4/4/2011 3:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Leafs so far WINNERS in Kessel Trade
[QUOTE]ONly a few people actually READ the posting..I wrote, that "SO FAR " the Leafs are winning this trade.. There is NO WAY anyone can dispute that Kessel is outscoring the rookie Seguin - who in my opinion is being destroyed by Claude Julien. Knight has not played an NHL game yet, so how can anyone disagree with the fact that SO FAR the Leafs are winning this TRADE-I did not say winning the cup.
Posted by cactusTony[/QUOTE]
Hypothetical: what if Seguin had 29 this year and Kessel had 30.
Would you still say that "so far" the Leafs are winners?
This deal isn't done until we see the next first round pick the Bruins get, and then a few more years after that to evaluate how this all sifts out.
I don't think CJ is hurting Tyler, I just don't think he helped him as much as he could have.
Without looking at the stats to bear this out, it sure seems that Tyler breaks up a lot more plays than Kessel.
I've already done this - but Tyler's shooting % is close to Kessel's, I calculated it out and if Tyler shot as much as Kessel did - and if you assume the shooting % stays the same, Tyler would have more goals. On that basis you could say that the Bruins are already the winners.
Given the ice time Kessel had his first season, that Seguin was younger when he started than Kessel, Seguin's rookie year is much better than Kessel's.
Plus, Seguin listens to what his coach says and doesn't get into shoving matches wtih other players in practice.