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Patrick Kane Or Phil Kessel?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, Kessel will turn 27 in October, while Kane hits 26 in November. Which player would you consider a bigger gift to your team? The case for Kane: In addition to his sublime skills, Kane loves the spotlight. The guy is a star, pure and simple, a fact exemplified by his Cup-winning goal in 2010 and his Conn Smythe performance in 2013. On the ice, his...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Takes Photo With A Fan Wearing His Stupid Face On A Shirt

It seems like forever ago that the world was blessed with the masterpiece that was Phil Kessel’s Team USA Olympic headshot. His disheveled take on ‘Blue Steel’ captivated the world, stole our hearts and moistened our underpants. Yes, many moons have passed since that amazing photograph was captured, but the world has not forgotten. Not now, not ever. In fact, Kessel’s big...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been on the hunt for a new in-arena host and the search has come to an end. Leafs Phil Kessel sat down with Lauren Howe to get the scoop on how she landed the job. The post Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessel: Leafs have to “be prepared for the long season”

(AP Photo) The Toronto Maple Leafs’ attempt at playoff glory last season was a let down to say the least. Quickly losing 12 of their final 14 games, Toronto slipped away from NHL discussion. This past offseason, adding Brendan Shanahan as team president may have helped boost the team morale. Changes in the coaching staff have many players on the Leafs feeling this year could...
Via Around The Rink
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessel says Maple Leafs will be prepared to prevent another tailspin

Phil Kessel believes the Toronto Maple Leafs are well-positioned to avoid the late-season tailspin that cost them a playoff spot last spring. After losing 12 of their final 14 games, the Leafs have had an off-season of change, from the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president to changes on Randy Carlyle's coaching staff. On the ice, the team will look different with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Matt Finn

The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect pool is lacking in players that will make an overwhelming impact on the organization today, a byproduct of recent conservatism at the draft table. That may change now that Brendan Shanahan is working as the team’s president, but for what the team has in stock currently, it may be a few years before the top picks pan-out. A player that could make...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 5 free agents to target

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ depth chart has a lot of holes. There is only 12 players signed to NHL contracts for next season, meaning a busy offseason for new president Brendan Shanahan. It will also be a very flexible one (he has $22 million of cap space to work with). Shanahan will be free to shop for anyone with the money and space that he has been provided. While most pundits...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf fans won't let Phil Kessel fish in peace

Despite a fantastic season from Phil Kessel, the Toronto Maple Leafs missed qualifying for the playoffs after a giant mid-season collapse. Shockingly, Leafs fans still seem pretty upset about that, and they’re not letting Phil off the hook. While four NHL playoff games were on the slate Tuesday night, Kessel sent out the following tweet and let his 203,000 followers know that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Kessel goes overboard on smelling salts

Phil Kessel was in serious need of a pick-me-up during Toronto's game against the Florida Panthers. So, he enlisted the help of smelling salts to help get him through.Go ahead and count the amount of sniffs yourself. Not one, not two, not three, but Kessel took seven sniffs before calling it quits.Apparently, the salts didn't do much for him, as Kessel went pointless in the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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