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

[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.