Kessel Vs. Frolik

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  1. hifk88

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    Who is the n.1 prospect/pick to NHL entry draft 2006
    Is Kessel better than Frolik???
    I think so......????
    And what do you think about Jesse Joensuu???
     
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    Both play different games.I have seen both on numerous occasions and I admire Frolik's overall game much more. Kessel might be that offensive juggernaut a la Ovechkin, except he lacks consistency imo.
    1a Frolik
    1b Kessel
     
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    How does Kessel lack consistency?
     
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    Don't get me wrong he's racking up some nice points. But for a player his calibre, he should shine throughout the games not minutes per period. I find that once he scores he slacks off.
     
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    I don't see that, but to each his own I guess. As for Frolik, I don't get an opportunity to see him that much so I can't comment on his effort game in and game out. Production isn't there, but that's to be understood based on where he's playing (for the most part).
     
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    Well i'm sure you're able to catch more games than myself here, but it's too coincidental that he was invisible to me on more than a few occasions. As you said,to each his own. He will be a dynamic player though no doubt.
     
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    I would agree that he wasn't asserting himself earlier in the year, but IMO he's been much more dynamic of late. I attribute that to not trying to do it all himself and instead use his teammates to get the job done. As a result, he and the team look vastly improved.
     
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    I've watched them both for several years now. Frolik will have the most impact in the NHL, and I'd much rather have him.
     
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    Even if Frolik was slightly better I'd still take Kessel because he's North American.
     
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    You're from Madison, WI as well? Sweet!
     
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    Don, is that you? Seriously though, what has Frolik done to prove he's better than Phil Kessel or even projects to be better? NOTHING!
     
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    And the only reason you're part of the one-man Kessel defense team is because he's American.

    I like Kessel as much as the next guy but your love in with all things American is a bit much.
     
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    Actually I don’t agree with Chery on much but it’s pretty much a proven fact that you can’t build a team around Czech and Russian players they’re wholly unreliable and not very marketable especially in the US.
     
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    And what's wrong with that? It's not like you won't see Canadians overrating a player just because they're Canadian, not that I think Kessel is overrated. I guess you can add me to the Kessel defense team also.
     
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    I think Ovechkin is proving you very wrong.
     
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    No, he's not. All he's proven is he has offensive skills, I don't deny that and don't deny other Russians do.
     
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    I never said "insert nationality" fans were not "rabid" about their respective countries prospects either.

    I just find discussing a prospect solely on his hockey abilities rather than his nationality makes for a much more interesting discussion.
     
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    Whatever. IMO, Kessel's the better player and prospect and I'm not alone in feeling that way. Shoot, most if not all scouting services agree with me.
     
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    Kind of hypocritical since you're the one dragging nationality into this. I haven't brought up nationality once in this thread.
     
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    Frolik isn't even number 2 anymore in my eyes.

    I'd definately take Kessel over him.

    And two other Americans: Erik Johnson and Peter Mueller.

    Also I'd take Towes and Little over him as well. And most likely Staal.
     
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    Could we compair Frolik to Gaborik?
     
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    The whole top five is hard to compare this year.
    Frolik plays in a league with men, not teen agers or young 20 year olds.
    Kessel is a scorer on a scoring team. His numbers will easily look the best.
    Mueller. A play maker starting off on a new team in a new league. And that makes for a slow start. But i think he is now leading Evertett in points or is one off again.
    Toews. Is on a more D minded team that is young. Plus from what i hear. He looks like a talented 17 year old that has had poor luck and is playing in a very tough league.
    Erik Johnson. Is just flat out dominating on a u18 USA team. Pretty much same as Jack Johnson and that still landed him behind Ryan.

    I think its going to go Kessel. Then who ever wants to draft a d man any time(Johnson). Frolik, Towes, Little, Mueller.

    And another guy that might rise. Kyle Okposo. Labled as a power player that uses his body well. Has two shorties and is a +20. In 19 games. Too bad its the USHL.
     
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    More reminds me of Michalek (SJ). A poor man's Gaborik, if you will.
     
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    Well sure he's a rookie. Of course it'll take some time to round out his overall game. But do you also think Atlanta made an error building their team around Kovalchuk?
     
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    I for one do not think Atlanta made a mistake for building around one of, if not THE, best players in the NHL.
     
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