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PHIL KESSEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Martin: Kessel should mesh well with Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins special assistant Jacques Martin expects talented forward Phil Kessel to thrive in his new environment."I think he's a great acquisition," the 62-year-old Martin told the Ottawa Citizen. "Toronto was looking for him to be a leader. (The Penguins) already have a group of leaders."No. 2, I think when you get into an environment where there is a good work ethic,...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Concussions end promising college career for Amanda Kessel

Amanda Kessel was forced to call it quits on her college career due to continued post-concussion symptoms from a concussion she suffered over a year ago in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, .Kessel, who is the sister of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel, played three seasons for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers before she used a redshirt to sit out the Olympic season. Her...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Drive: Radio:PI Phil Kessel Trade with @Steve_Dangle

Morning Drive brings you the latest episode of the Radio:PI Podcast Network for easy access.  This morning: Radio:PI Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: All 181 of Phil Kessel’s goals with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Have about an hour to kill? If so, here’s a pretty incredible compilation of all 181 goals Phil Kessel scored while wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. It would have been nice to hear the actual audio as opposed to music, but it’s still an impressive video which shows how important Kessel was to the Maple Leafs. Now, how many goals will Kessel score as a member of the Penguins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong says playing with Kessel was ‘frustrating’

Former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colby Armstrong had choice words about old teammate Phil Kessel. Speaking to Sportsnet 590 (H/T to theScore’s Ian McLaren for transcribing), Armstrong said being the American sniper’s teammate was a bit frustrating. We all see what he does: He skates fast to the puck, he shoots the puck, he can make things happen. But when the game’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons still trying to push Phil Kessel hot dog narrative that’s full of bologna

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons’ claim in print last week that former Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel ate a hot dog from the same vendor almost every day has sparked widespread derision, with Keith Olbermann blasting Simmons twice  and Pension Plan Puppets exposing how geography made Simmons’ account highly improbable. Simmons initially remained largely silent in the wake...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Steve Simmons’ hot dog story about Phil Kessel accurate?

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons drew a lot of attention to himself last week with a piece blasting Maple Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel on his way out of town (Kessel was traded to Pittsburgh), writing that the Leafs were “Sick of his act. Tired of his lack of responsibility,” and that Kessel “didn’t eat right, train right, play right.” That piece is full of so many...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs aim to trade Phil Kessel before the draft

Trade rumors have hung over Phil Kessel’s head ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs started slumping through the 2014-15 season. Now that the 2015 Draft is approaching, these rumors are intensifying and the latest report indicates the club hopes to deal Kessel to a new club prior to the draft. Via The Star: In particular, there’s a widespread belief, as first reported a week...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Several teams have talked to the Maple Leafs about Phil Kessel

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel? If they decide to keep the star for the 2015-16 season, it certainly won’t be due to a lack of interest from other teams. A report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicates that several teams have already called the Maple Leafs inquiring about the asking price for Kessel. It’s not clear what that asking price is or which teams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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