Phil Kessel and Erik Johnson who in the nhl do they project like

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  1. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

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    just what the title says.........who will Kessel and Johnson compare to in the nhl.

    not asking about points scored projections.......what nhlers will they be like.

    Kessel I believe has the speed and shot of bure.......kind of a similar game too.

    Johnson i think compares somewhat to Rob Blake......will hit when given the ability and will chip in with points as well.
     
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    Sounds about right to me. I cannot really remember but was Bure a good passer but just a better goal scorer? If not Kessel would be like Bure but a better passer leading to less goals.
     
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    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

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    I wouldnt have called Bure a good passer.......he didnt pass that often......but he could snipe.......i would agree kessel might be a little better passer......maybe not quite as great of a sniper either though.
     
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    To me, Kessel reminds me a lot of Mike Modano. Great speed, great shot.

    Johnson reminds me of a mix between a Pronger and a Blake. Physical, but not over-commiting. Very solid and can be offensive.
     
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    If Kessel could snipe anything LIKE Bure there'd be no doubt of his status as the consensus no. 1 overall. I'd say Mike Modano is a more apt comparison, Unless of course you guys meant Valeri Bure, then um, you know, like disregard everything I just said.
     
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    Did I mention that..
    Kessel reminds me of Tony Amonte in his prime.
    EJ reminds me alot of Eric Brewer, but a bit bigger and a bit better.
     
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    WhiskeyYourTheDevils yer leadin me astray Sponsor

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    phil kessel could skate circles around brett hull when he was 12
     
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    Kessel CAN snipe like Bure. I realize that his goal output this year doesn't seem to reflect that, but he has that capacity.
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth!!!!!
    :yo:
     
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    Erik Johnson is one of the most NHL ready defensemen to hit the draft in quite sometime...absolutely has the potential to shut down his side of the ice at any time. Decent offensive potential but I am more excited about his defensive play being so advanced for a kid his age. To me, that's quite rare.
     
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    Dont take this personally but I hope your very wrong on both accords........I believe that both of these players will be much better then both Amonte and especially EJ head and shoulders above Brewer.
     
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    Is Kessel projected to be a better wing or center in the NHL? I heard some people say that he would make a better wing, but has he ever even played wing before?
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that Kessel is thought of as a natural wing.
     
  15. Johnson - a more attractive Janne Laukkanen

    Kessel - a poor mans Nelson Emerson
     
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    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

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    Compare him defensively....how physical defensively would you say he is....would you say that he is as physical as someone like Blake....or more physical like stevens or phaneuf....or less physical more position oriented like lidstrom.
     
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    I see a young Chris Pronger in Erik Johnson. Kind of gangly, a nice first step, great outlet pass, some slick moves, and some snarl.
     
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    Thanks for checking in Nelson...but Kessell & Emerson should never be mentioned in the same sentence. EVER.

    I doubt Kessell's ceiling is a 170 pound wuss who never put up more than 33 goals. I think most scouts would agree Kessell's upside is slightly greater than Nelson Emerson... :p:

    and Laukkanen???? :biglaugh:

    Perhaps i missed your sarcasm....afterall, you did forget the :sarcasm:
     
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    I would tend to agree tools wise, although I don't think he has that often times otherwordly heavy shot Pronger has from the point...what I like on a different level about Johnson that I've seen is that he is so "hockey smart" for his age. He is never out of position it seems and his fundamentals are superb. If the Pens, for instance, have the opportunity they absolutely have to select him in the entry draft, he is exactly what they failed to address last off season.
     
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    Erik Johnson = Chris Phillips
    Phil Kessel = Joe Murphy
     
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    I don't think he really needed the :sarcasm: did he?
     
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    Phil-the-Thrill from my few viewings......I would suggest Maxim Afinegenov with a much better shot (which is what has always held MA back from being a huge sniper).


    I guess I am not completely sold on EJ --I just don't know... I think I would say Chris Phillips is about as gracious as I will get at this point -which can be a good thing as long as you are not expecting him to be a phenom.

    I am likely wrong on both accounts.. but that is what my gut says :)
     
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    A Pronger/Blake combo is fair for EJ. He's a machine and he can do it all. He's tough, he's smart and he can make offensive plays.

    Kessel reminds me of Selanne early in his career when he was that explosive skater with the wicked shot. I think Kessel also has the same type of skill set as Marion Gaborik, but they don't play similar styles.
     
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    Kessel = Alexander Daigle , :biglaugh: :eek:
     
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    I like the Brewer comparison more actually.. EJ is like a very, very good Brewer opposed to a Pronger comparison.
     
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