Anyway, What I really wanted to know is that why is it that Kesler cannot be moved to the wing? I've suggested this before and have always heard "oh no no you can't put Kes on the wing". Well why not? Many players in history have switched positions then why can't it be done with Kes? Maybe it's something obvious that I'm missing? Sorry if this question is so naive.
IMO, Kesler is not a playmaker, he is a shoot 1st guy. The guy doesn't use his wingers very well, when he's coming up the ice, everyone knows what he's going to be doing and that's shooting (most of the time shooting into the D-man's legs). He is so predictable. He is a great checker but as a 2 way player, you cannot put him in the same category as a Jonathan Toews. (Also for all you suggesting that Kes should be the Captain, I don't think he is ready for a big leadership role like that. The guy still has some growing up to do, he is still immature. Hank is doing just fine as Captain)
When Hodgson was here, I thought he had taken enough strides that by next year, he could be our 2nd line centre. This isn't a post to dwell on the Hodgson trade, but don't you guys think that it would've been a good idea to put Kesler on Hodgson's wing? or for that matter, any other playmaking centre's wing?
I'm not here suggesting that we should trade Kesler, all I'm saying is that he would be a better fit on the wing and maybe get him a playmaking center. If you disagree, and think it's not a good idea to make him a winger, please do explain. Thanks!
Edited by Super_Canuck, 22 April 2012 - 11:35 PM.