Good Kessel and Toews article

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    Seems like Toews has a pretty good head on his shoulders.
    Also liking how his teammates talk about his work ethic.
     
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    Should be an interesting match-up
     
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    Remember Toews is a year younger, born in '88. Kessel is an '87.
     
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    Damn those six month gaps.
     
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    in age yes it's only a six month gap but in hockey development it's a year. quite significant IMO :dunno:
     
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    Doesn't matter if it's 1 day or 12 months, that's how it is calculated in hockey so there. Toews is 17 and in the NCAA as a freshman, while Kessel is 18. Toews can play in 3 more WJC's, Kessel only 2. Big difference IMO.
     
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    It does matter if it's 6 months or 1 year because you're not talking about WJC ability, you were insinuating that Kessel's extra six months is age is the only reason he's better than Toews....Big deal he can play in 3 more WJCS, and Kessel only 2. Kessel's already played in 1.
     
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    "you were insinuating that Kessel's extra six months is age is the only reason he's better than Toews" - that remains to be seen. Crosby's only two months older than Kessel and he's far better than Kessel. Not that it means anything but I thought I'd just point that out.
     
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    The way it is calculated in the states is those born after septemper first. Any youth sport goes by the Sep 1st deadline. I have coached baseball for 4 years now. Almost all my kids on my 12u team are 13 come baseball season. So i guess we have two different views. So to me Kessel and Toews are in the same basket.
     
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    I didn't say that Toews may not turn out to be the better player, but right now, he's not. Hell, the best player of the draft could turn out to be a 5th round pick.
     
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    So, they do that in Canada too. What's your point?
     
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    I'm not insinuating anything, just pointing out that Kessel is an '87 and Toews is an '88. Believe me the scouts will take it into consideration. Does it mean Toews will turn out better, ummm, no.

    The same goes for Crosby and Ovechkin. AO is 20 and in his 1st year, while Syd is 18 and in his 1st year. The difference is huge and in two years who knows what level Crosby will be at, but right now he's pretty damn good and on par with AO.
     
  14. good read. Thx for the artical. Its similar to a Kovalchuk vs Spezza type of 1 and 2. Kessel will go number 1.
     
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    agreed, this kid sounds like a good player & leader fomr some NHL team down the road... i liked the descriptions of his game:
    please let the Caps draft him and have him center AO & Fehr in a few years :yo:
     
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