Yes another one of these threads, but I'm really curious about this. Who do people consider better? People are always raving about Richards, but you never hear anything on Kesler outside the Canucks board. Both are projected as the elite 3rd liner type, future captains, etc. Kesler is 6 months older than Richards, drafted 1 spot ahead of him in the 2003 draft. Richards captained Canada to gold at the world juniors last year, and correct me if I'm wrong, but Kesler accomplished the same feat with the US team two years ago. Richard's is a product of the OHL, where Kesler went the college route, though immediately turned pro after being drafted, playing 28 games for the Canucks and 33 for the Moose in 03-04. Current season stats: Richards OHL 43-22-36-58 Playoffs 6-?-?-10 Kesler AHL 78-30-28-58 Playoffs 2-1-2-3 So, was it worthwhile drafting Kesler ahead of Richards, who's just overhyped? Or has Richards clearly developed into the better player, earning all the hype he gets? Or are they still close in comparison?