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#91 Hunter.S-Kerouac

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

coho could be filling in for kesler quite nicely right now.


No he wouldn't be because he can't play defence. but I do agree he would be a better option than Raymond as 2c

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

The thing is, he's always rushing to get back to play. He tried waiting it out this time but honestly, he wasn't playing the same.. He should honestly just be much more patient this time around and he'll play like he's paid to play.. He needs time and patience and he knows it but he's desperately trying to get back


He broke his foot in his first game back, so everything you say here is just BS - it had nothing to do with coming back early, late or anything else - it had to do with bad luck.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Id float his name in the offseason to see whats out there... why not? I really like Kesler, but not as a top 6 center... He has and will always play better with grinders... Hes a franchise 3rd line center with PP prowess. He's an extremely valueable piece, but he had some injury issues, and it might just be better to cut bait while his value is still there alla Linden and Bertuzzi....


Just because Kesler is a better goal-scorer than playmaker, does not mean he is not a great number 2 centre - it just means that the pieces around him have to be different than with the Sedins. Kesler worked well with two speedsters - aymond and Grabner, and there is no reason to beieve (when healthy) he couldn't work well with Raymond and Hansen - now that Raymond is healthy. Being unlucky when blocking a shot is irrelevant to whether he is injury prone or not - could happen to anyone - but he might want to look at using a different skate...




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