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Phil In The Pits

I never loved Phil Kessel—as a hockey player, that is. He didn’t play my style. His game wasn’t mine. Simple as that. I grew up playing hockey on ponds, out in the country. We played...

Rating the Phil Kessel Return

It's day 1 of the post-Phil Kessel era. Yesterday's return seemed reflective of a negotiation that involved only one serious bidder and a Leaf management group that had self imposed a hard deadline by deciding Kessel had to go now. The...

Breaking Down the Pieces in the Phil Kessel Trade

The return on the Phil Kessel trade today made it pretty clear Leafs management felt Kessel returning to Toronto in the Fall was simply not an option. At least in these parts, the return value for...

Phil Kessel traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

The bomb has dropped. The Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel. Even if it might be the right thing for the organization, trading away elite talent like Phil Kessel always brings about mixed feelings -- he scored 181...
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Trading Phil Kessel: On value, timing, and the Maple Leafs rebuild

A little over a year ago Brendan Shanahan was announced as the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his introductory press conference, he stated: "There are some good pieces here. Sometimes pieces are...

Friedman: Possible trade destinations for Phil Kessel

Elliotte Friedman was on Hockey Central at Noon Monday discussing trade destinations for Phil Kessel. On moving the 4th overall pick: Kyle Dubas was the one who talked about, if they got the right offer, they would...

Wednesday Mashup: Habs have a sad

The Montreal Canadiens were defeated in round two of the Eastern Conference semi-finals by the Tampa Bay Lightning. For a team that was called elite by some, it wasn't much of a contest and the...

Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for the trees. It was pretty clear last season, and abundantly clear...

Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

The Leafs' disappointing season finished with one of their stronger performances of 2015, against a playoff-bound Montreal team.The Leafs out-chanced Montreal in the first period, and despite blowing a lead in less than twenty...

Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

This was the type of game we have seen quite often from the Leafs over the last couple of years, but not much during this recent slide. They were out-chanced 5-1 at even strength by...

Leafs Notebook – March 25

One of the main questions in Toronto down the stretch has been whether or not Dave Nonis will be General Manager of the team moving forward. It is a reasonable question, but perhaps it is...

Leafs Notebook – February 23rd

The NHL is officially a week away from the NHL trade deadline. Leafs fans in seller mode rejoice. I’ve written before about selling high and selling low, and I thought this would be a good...

McKenzie/Ferraro on: O’Reilly, Bozak, Polak & Leafs Coaching Candidates

The odds of Tyler Bozak moving, Ryan O'Reilly's status ahead of the deadline, the Leafs coaching situation, Roman Polak's value, and more. Bob McKenzie on TSN Drive on TSN 1050: Tyler Bozak: There are teams inquiring. Again,...
Phil Kessel vs LA Kings

The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours are nearly all I have left in terms of a...
Pierre Lebrun

Pierre Lebrun on the Phil Kessel to Florida rumours

Pierre Lebrun joined the Bryan Hayes Show to discuss, among other things, the Kessel to Florida rumour. How real is the Panthers-Kessel connection? Let’s go through this together. I can tell you, from sources in both...

Dave Nonis on Hockey Central at Noon

Dave Nonis speaks to Hockey Central at Noon about rebuilding the Maple Leafs, the Franson & Santorelli trade, and more.How long were you working on the trade? Quite a while. We played in Nashville earlier...
Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours

From Bobby Mac's Friday afternoon segment on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: On moving Tyler Bozak: Especially now, when you trade a player with term on his deal, the team almost inevitably wants you take a...
Phil Kessel and Tyler Seguin Shake Hands

Phil Kessel has an eventful night at the All Star Draft

The player least interested in the spotlight took center stage again at the NHL All Star Draft. Who else but The Phil.In a classy move by Jonathan Toews, he drafted Kessel with his first selection...

Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

In their return home, the Leafs had a bad first period, giving up two goals in forty seconds to fall behind again. They then compounded those struggles by surrendering a third in the first minute...

GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)

The Maple Leafs return home to host the Hurricanes after a miserable trip down South. "I think everybody knows that is a dangerous lineup and those are dangerous players and at any point they can...