Yesterday, the always attention-seeking Damien Cox published his weekly feature with the Star. To summarize, he stated that Phil Kessel should be traded while his value is high, and not doing so would be yet another mistake by Brian Burke.
Cox used numerous illogical and irrelevant points to back up his argument. Like so many times before, his desire for publicity far outweighed his wit. This particular piece baffled me so much that I had to commit an entire article to discussing his lacklustre and poorly executed analysis. Maybe it doesn’t deserve the time of day, but as a magnification of too many people’s out-of-touch expectations on who Kessel is or should be as a player, it struck a nerve.
I’ll start with the following statement:
Phil Kessel should not be traded, and doing so would be a monumental mistake by Brian Burke.