Leaf fan checking in here. I think it's a stretch to say seguin is more reliable than kessel. The numbers don't bear it out. Kessels bad rep comes from the fact that he scores in bunches and then goes quiet for a stretch before heating up again. However, by the end of the season, you are pretty much guaranteed 30-40 goals. In fact only Crosby, stamkos, ovechkin and malkin have more goals than kessel since kessel has been in the league. IMHO that's as reliable as it gets.
Anyways, in terms of the leafs in general, I'm still trying to figure out if their hot start in spite of sloppiness is a good sign or a bad one. Some have been saying it will catch up with them and they've been lucky. Others point to the fact that they are missing 5 regulars and should only improve from here when half their lineup isn't from the ahl. I guess we ll see. One thing that seems for sure is they can rely on some excellent goaltending throughout the season. I'm excited Detroit is back in the east where they've always belonged. Last time I saw them play a game in the east was at maple leaf gardens. That shows how long it's been