Why does Kessel have the same rating as Malkin??

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  1. :amazed: Both are 9.0 B's, does anyone think this is a joke?? Kessel has great offensive ability but he's not in Malkins class...
     
  2. Dempsey

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    Agreed.

    But different people do different ratings for the different teams, so this is bound to happen. Not only that, but who really cares? It's just a made up rating.
     
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    I think Kessel would be better suited as a 9.0C. If he reaches his ceiling. He could easily lead the league in points.
     
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    In a non-crosby era maybe.
     
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    Kessel has more offensive ability than Crosby if he reaches it.
     
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    Excuse me?
     
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    I seriously, seriously doubt it.
     
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    :biglaugh:

    ...

    Malkin>Kessel
    Crosby>Kessel
    Ovechkin>Kessel

    and according to the guys in charge- Staal, Toews, Backstrom>Kessel.
     
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    :biglaugh:

    That's a joke if I've ever heard one.

    I would perhaps be willing to concede that Kessel has the potential to be a better goal scorer than Crosby but even then I'm not sure...
     
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    Your right becasue higher picks are always better than lower ones. Thats why

    Lawton>Yzerman
     
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    Kessel has a poor attuide and is lazy.
     
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    If you think Kessel might be the better goal scorer. Keep in mind he was the leading assist man on his team and in the WJC.

    Kessel is faster, better slapper and wrister. Can pass as good as anyone i have seen.

    Is Crosby the better player, Yes.
     
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    Please site some examples.
     
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    Wow he led his team in assists.... how amazing..???
    Crosby scored 102 points in the NHL as an 18 year old rookie, who hasn't yet reached his ceiling.
     
  16. You are not biased at all!
     
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    I think Kessel is getting the short end of the stick.

    There is no way he should have dropped as low as he did. Heck, he almost had as many asisst Toews had points.


    Toews
    2005-06 U. of North Dakota NCAA 41 21 17 38 22

    Kessel
    2005-06 U. of Minnesota NCAA 39 18 33 51 28

    I'm not comparing Kessel to anyone or making any claims of his potential.......But I think people were expect a Paul Kariya-like Freshman year from him and when he didn't have exactly that, people have been unfairly writting him off.
     
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    Stopped reading right here.
     
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    yo yo, i got nutin gaints kessel yo. I'm just not crazy! I say somthing completely valid in support of Crosby and you call me a Kessel hater...ok
     
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    Never said that. So i think everyone else is biased. People always favor the guy in the NHL. After his sophmore season Dany Heatley was falling on re-drafts. Being called lazy, lacking any desire. And all he did was put up 103 points last year. Remember when Justin Williams was considered by many to be better than Heatley becasue he was doing it in the NHL earlier than Heatley was. All iam saying is just because Kessel is in college and Crosby is in the NHL. Thats has no bearing on what happens five years from now.
     
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    I'd say Crosby definately will be a better player but I think it's safe to say that if Kessel actually hits his potential he will probably be a better goal scorer.

    Everything else, though, goes to Crosby.
     
  22. Call me when Kessel puts up over 100 points as a rookie.

    the williams/heatley comparison has little merit here, neither scored 100 as rookies.
     
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    Theoretically, Kessel COULD have a 100+ point season in Boston, silencing all his doubters. Could he be better than Crosby? Perhaps. Better than Malkin? Perhaps.

    Just have to wait and see. Don't just close the door on all possibilities before he even gets a chance at it.
     
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    What do you think would have happened if i said in 98' Thornton will out score Jagr one day. And it takes Thorton 6 years to pass 100 points. Selanne puts up 132 his rookie year. And he did that every year since right? There are far more precedents that state success one year does not gurantee success every year. And some players take more time. Now if i said Kessel will score more next year. I can see your point. But i didn't so you have none.
     
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    Next time ratings will be released I want to see Nikolai Kulemin with 9.0C ratings ... or Sergei Shirokov with 8.5B. :sarcasm:
     
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