Found August 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Ottawa Sun's Tim Baines reports that Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser was skating with the Ottawa Senators' players at the Bell Sensplex on Thursday (as was some Alfred-something guy), and as Baines discusses Fraser's love for the Toronto Maple Leafs despite his status as a born-and-raised Ottawan, I would like to posit the reason that Senators fans are...different: He was surprised at the intensity of the Battle of Ontario when he returned home with the Leafs last season. "It was always really special to come home," said Fraser. "But it's a different thing playing for the Leafs. The loudest game I'd ever played in, maybe except for the playoff games this year, was in Ottawa when Eugene Melnyk tried to encourage fans not to give their tickets to Leaf fans. It was a phenomenal experience because the fans were into it, we were into it and you see the amazing rivalry it's become in Ontario. "The fact that hometown p...

Biz Nasty's hilarious tweet to Phil Kessel

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel was apparently on an episode of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” recently. Right? The only logical explanation for the image you see above is that Kessel stepped into a time machine, went forward about 15 years, shaved and then was lucky enough to get a chance to compete […]

Kessel takes sexy shot for Team USA

First things first when it comes to Phil Kessel. Some of us may have overlooked the Maple Leafs forward during Toronto's first-round playoff series with the Bruins last spring. Kessel scored four goals and added two assists during the series, which included two goals and an assist in Game 7. The Leafs eventually lost the series, but that was far from Kessel's fault. He...

Wild Hockey: Would the Wild go after the Leafs Phil Kessel?

Last week over on the Hockey Wilderness, I touched on the subject about the possibility of the NHL’s salary cap moving to $80 Million, over the next four years. One of the big-time free agents that’s going to come available is Phil Kessel, Toronto might be willing to let him go. I am just throwing it out there, I wonder if the Wild management would consider taking a run at Kessel...

MacLean Speaks, Hits Nail on the Head

Photo: Cory Conacher glances at Paul MacLean while putting in extra practice time at the Bell Sensplex during today's Senators hockey camp for kids.  While some guy was skating for the first time in a Red Wings jersey, last season’s Jack Adams winner (damn, that feels good to say), spoke to the media for the first time in what feels like ages and addressed a number of...

Sens Marketing Tempting the Hockey Gods

  This letter was forwarded to me by one of our readers who received it with their season seat-owner's package of exhibition game tickets.  Admittedly, I may not be too familiar with the marketing policies of other organizations, but after the season that Ottawa endured and flourished in, despite the number of consequential injuries that they encountered, isn't...
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