All Of Phil Kessel’s 37 Goals – 2013/2014

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[Video] All of Phil Kessel’s 37 goals from the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 2013-14 season

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Kessel’s the man! But if Florida is waving their 1st overall pick, maybe we can get next years 1st off them too. Draft Ekblad this year to set up our future top pairing of Ekblad – Rielly and draft our future 1C in the 2015 draft (which is suppose to be deeper than the 2003 draft)

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Ryan O’Reilly’s strong two-way play would be an asset to a team with poor possession metrics.
    It does not happen often, but occasionally an NHL team takes a swipe at the restricted free-agent market, which is loaded with established and up-and-coming stars. Teams can submit an offer sheet on an RFA, giving the player’s team the option of matching or exchanging the player for draft picks consummate with the offer, as shown here:
    The RFA market is not often utilized because of simple economics. Prices required to steal a player away are high, often unreasonably so. If the price is reasonable, the team holding the rights will simply match the offer and keep its player. For example, two offseasons ago, thehttp://espn.go.com/nhl/team/_/name/phi/philadelphia-flyers submitted an offer sheet for http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/_/name/nsh/nashville-predators defenseman http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/2278/shea-weber. Nashville matched the 14-year, $110 million offer.

    In order to successfully sign a player away, a team must craft an offer sheet that the player’s current team is either unwilling or unable to afford and/or create a situation where the mandatory draft pick compensation outweighs the player’s value to his current team. It requires a kind of perfect storm, but it is possible.
    Will anyone try to pry away a young star this offseason? There are a few players whose teams might have difficulty matching the price other teams may put on them due to salary-cap reasons or may prefer the draft picks to making the RFA part of their long-term plan. Here are four potential targets that could attract an offer sheet, along with the teams that could put the RFA in their offseason crosshairs.
    http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/5208/ryan-o'reilly | F | http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/_/name/col/colorado-avalanche | 12.1 GVT
    The 23-year-old, two-way forward continued to build on his resume as a dominant player in 2013-14 by scoring 28 goals for the breakout Avs. O’Reilly did absolutely everything, playing over 19 minutes per game, killing penalties, drawing penalties and handling tough defensive minutes. He was one of Colorado’s best possession players with a plus-2.6 percent http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/puck/glossary/, which measures the difference in shots directed at each net when a player is on/off of the ice.
    Best fit: http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/_/name/tor/toronto-maple-leafs
    If any team needs a powerful two-way forward with defensive and puck possession skill, it is the Maple Leafs. They unsuccessfully tried http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3202/dave-bolland in the role, and neither http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/5349/nazem-kadri norhttp://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/5347/tyler-bozak is fit to play as a team’s No. 1 center. The Leafs allowed the most shots against in the NHL at 34.9 per game; O’Reilly would instantly lower that number.
    Offer sheet: 7 years, $49 million
    Compensation: Two first-round picks, one second-round pick, one third-round pick
    The Leafs have a nice pen of prospects, a franchise goalie in http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3533/jonathan-bernier and some elite scoring talent on the wing. It would be worth the picks to grab a franchise center. Colorado likely wants to lock up O’Reilly, but may want to re-sign http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3467/paul-stastny, http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3652/jamie-mcginn and http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/5181/tyson-barrie, which could create a bit of a cap crunch. The Avs also have to plan long-term for a mega deal forhttp://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3041969/nathan-mackinnon, and may prefer to take the picks.
    http://insider.espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/10858604/ryan-oreilly-top-rfa-targets-offseason-nhl?ex_cid=espnapi_public

  • Cameron19

    DeclanK  We don’t have a 2nd in next year’s draft to make that offer-sheet.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Cameron19 DeclanK  We didn’t have a 2nd when we traded for Kessel, either.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Gilbey93 DeclanK Cameron19  So we go trade a player for 2nd pick?

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    DeclanK  I’d hate to get rid of first round picks in the two upcoming drafts. 2015 draft can net us a really good centre that we’d be able to use on a much cheaper contract. It all depends on whether management wants to move ahead with this core or not. If they do, than sure add O’reilly and keep pushing.

  • Cameron19

    If you think this core is good enough to win, you can’t just keep drafting and waiting – you have to make some moves to better surround them with talent, like the scenario below.

  • Cameron19

    FrycersGhost  We would have to trade for OUR 2nd. LA has it.

  • Cameron19

    FrycersGhost  It’s a tough question to answer. I think it depends on the pieces we can add to support them.  Kessel doesn’t just need a 1C, he needs the proper 1C.  We also need so much work to the forwards beyond Kessel and JVR, it’s hard to say if fixing those areas is an achievable goal while our current core is still young and strong.

  • Cameron19

    Gilbey93 Cameron19 FrycersGhost  Even then, that won’t help our total lack of 2-way forwards.

  • Cameron19

    Gilbey93 Cameron19 FrycersGhost  Not a single one who could be trusted in a match-up though.

  • Cameron19

    Gilbey93 Cameron19 FrycersGhost  If that’s our approach, than I would rather just trade Kessel for a young center and start rebuilding.

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Cameron19 FrycersGhost  Yep that’s the problem right there Cam. I don’t think we’re at the point to be able to fill those holes.
    I feel In order to be competitive, a team has to be drafting and developing properly for a certain amount of years so that they establish the a consistent influx of prospects ready to fill holes. As it stands, there seems to be a large gap between the core and some of our higher end prospects. As well as not enough high end prospects at all positions. If we trade draft picks now this will only increase the gap.

    There should be a steady flow of development for prospects constantly pushing the players ahead of them on the depth chart. IMO of course

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    There are realistic scenarios the leafs could trade for the 1st and 3rd overall picks this year. Florida is obviously waiving their 1st and we seem to have pieces they’d be interested in, and I bet Edmonton would be willing to part with their 3rd overall pick for gardiner. 

    Trade Kessel for this years and next years 1st round picks from florida. Trade Gardiner for Edmonton’s pick. Draft Ekblad and Bennet this year, land another good centre in 2015 draft

  • mike_84

    The_Polish_Cannon  Would you rather next years first or one of their young guys like Barkov or Gud. Barkov could be untouchable though. Kids gonna be a star

  • hometeem

    The_Polish_Cannon  no chance they give up 2 x1sts, would be fine w a 1st 2nd +3rd?

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    LETS GO RAPTORS!!!

  • Cameron19

    The_Polish_Cannon  

    To Fla: Phil Kessel
    To Tor: Quinton Howden, 1st overall in 2014

    To Edm: Dion Phaneuf
    To Tor: 3rd overall

    -Draft Ekblad, Bennett, Ritchie

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    Lots of crazy talk going on below about tanking oh my.

  • mike_84

    Cameron19 The_Polish_Cannon  Hmm don’t know much about Howden. Also with Kessel gone i might be inclined to draft Ehlers. Ehlers could replace Kessel as a 1st line winger.

  • Cameron19

    mike_84 Cameron19 The_Polish_Cannon  No one is replacing Kessel. Our goal should be to change our team if we’re moving him. Not try and replace old pieces.

  • wendelsfist

    Belfour20/JB-45  I think we want to see a strong plan – either tank fully or address big shortcomings to win while we have Kessel in his prime.  But no more of these mediocre half moves that don’t do much for the team aside from solidfiying that as a wild card team

  • vinoa

    Belfour20/JB-45  It should have been the way to go from the beginning. Get some home grown talent on the team because the CBA’s turned trades into a joke.

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    wendelsfist Belfour20/JB-45  I would accept a tank job as long as they commit to doing it right. This team just makes me nervous with everything they do.

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    vinoa Belfour20/JB-45  Agreed, but man we are going to be looking at some dark days ahead for awhile longer if we do that.

  • Mcost61

    vinoa Belfour20/JB-45 Find a true #1 a stud D man( Reilly+ a Stay at home) and hope Bernier pans out as the #1 star, build that core

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    Mcost61 vinoa Belfour20/JB-45  I have no doubt about Bernier

  • Xxxxxnew

    Find?

  • vinoa

    Belfour20/JB-45 vinoa  Yup…but at least we can be confident that we’re building it the right way. We still need that 1C. This season kind of proved that as great as Bozak is as a complementary piece to that 1st line, he doesn’t bring much in terms of driving play himself.

  • Mcost61

    Xxxxxnew Must be a way, other teams can do it. Draft or buy.

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    vinoa Belfour20/JB-45  Rielly will get there but eventually we will need that stud D man who can play 25-30 mins a game. Jake will get there too eventually as well

  • vinoa

    Mcost61 Xxxxxnew  Most teams just draft. Teams like Colorado seem to draft 3/4 top 6 Cs and not all with the 1st over all picks.

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93  And people wonder why the leafs have such poor elite prospect depth.   We have a gem of a player with kessel but it came at a cost of the future competitiveness.

  • Mcost61

    MikeGartner11 I wonder what Shanny’s vision is. We are only speculating

  • vinoa

    Belfour20/JB-45 vinoa  All the best teams have solid options for their top centers. We can have Weber on this team but without a legit 1C we’re not going to see much of a difference.

  • wendelsfist

    FrycersGhost  That is a good analogy.  We do have a better goaltending compared to the last years, a similarly porous defence and a worse coach.

  • hometeem

    vinoa Belfour20/JB-45  none of them did, they finished plays themselves

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    FrycersGhost  I see nothing but plugs, Kessel is good but hes no Sundin.

  • wendelsfist

    Belfour20/JB-45 FrycersGhost  Kessel hasn’t shown (yet) that he is a big game/playoff game change.   PING!

  • [BBirde]

    The forced chants are just sad. A crowd needs to start that themselves, not a loud speaker.

  • hometeem

    Mcost61 Xxxxxnew  thinkin the ones that were bought happened a decade ago, unless we tank dont see it happening or at least the odds are very slim

  • vinoa

    hometeem No I mean that Kessel and JVR can be game changers. Kessel is one of the best scorers in the league hands down. Bozak on the other hand doesn’t do anything to hurt Kessel’s numbers, but he doesn’t do anything to elevate his linemates’ play.

  • Cameron19

    If we did my trades below, plus traded Franson to LA for CLifford +:

    J.V.R. – Bozak – ______ 
    Howden – Kadri – Lupul
    Komarov – Bolland – Clarkson
    Clifford – Holland – Ashton
    D’Amigo

    Gunnar – _______
    Gleason – Rielly
    Gardiner – _______
    Brennan

    Bernier – Reimer

    Assume we don’t bring any of the new high picks in to witness a potential disaster. 

    Go out and sign 3 veterans you can turf at the deadline for more picks to fill those blanks. Or, pick up guys like Erik Cole for nothing from teams that want to dump salary.

  • wendelsfist

    MAF version Jeckyl is back

  • Mcost61

    MikeGartner11 Mcost61 I just want what the other guys have, a playoff team and pride in the blue andwhite

  • wendelsfist

    Mcost61 vinoa Belfour20/JB-45  The thing is we have been saying get a 1C and stud 1D since Sundin left and here we are.   There are probably less then 10 of those each in the NHL who would qualify as a elite level 1C or 1D.  This is not really a realistic plan as it depends on some great fortune to work out

  • wendelsfist

    vinoa Mcost61 Xxxxxnew  Though I think ROR and Stats are what I would call the 2C (like a Kesler/pavelski) rather then a true 1C

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran/status/462369250137878528
    Steven Trojanovic opens soring 1:16 into first. 1-0 Guelph over NB. Finn, McGinn with assists.

  • [BBirde]

    So Kidd’s comments may have swung the refs. Some pretty blatant missed calls so far.

  • wendelsfist

    [BBirde]  $25000 bribe apparently