Found October 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Now that Phil Kessel is second in NHL scoring with 18 points, should league leader Sidney Crosby start sweating a little bit? “Not at all,” replied the Leafs sniper, who trails Sid The Kid by two. “I didn’t even have an idea I was (up that high).” You can bet that Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis does. And, for that matter, the Edmonton Oilers too. If critics figured Kessel was going to rest on his $8 million per season laurels after inking his lucrative contract extension four weeks ago, they were sadly mistaken. In signing the gifted forward to an eight-year, $64-million deal prior to the season opener in Montreal, Nonis understood that Phil The Thrill is a streaky scorer whose warts are exposed for all to see when he is in a slump. But Nonis also was aware that when Kessel gets on one of his famous streaks, few in the game are better. For the Leafs, it was an easy gamble to make. And if anyone had doubts about just how dominant Kessel can be when he gets some moment...

Leafs’ Phil Kessel Scores Goal With Great Shot From Difficult Angle vs. Oilers (Video)

Phil Kessel has one of the most accurate wrist shots in the NHL, and he showed it off during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. During the second period, the former All-Star winger unleashed a shot from an incredibly difficult angle at the edge of the trapezoid that found the top portion of the net before Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman...

Phil Kessel: The Leafs best hope for the Art Ross

The Art Ross winner is something Leaf fans don’t cheer for unless it’s because he is a member of their fantasy hockey team. However, this season, members of Leaf Nation may be able to enjoy one of their own challenge…Read more →The post Phil Kessel: The Leafs best hope for the Art Ross appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Leafs’ Kessel one-man wrecking crew against Oilers

Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke hasn’t taken to sowing his gloats about Phil Kessel. Burke took huge grief when he got Kessel from the Boston Bruins and gave up two first-round draft picks. Boston took forward Tyler Seguin and defenceman Dougie Hamilton in back-to-back NHL entry drafts, but Seguin, who was shipped off to the Dallas Stars this past summer...

Maple Leafs-Flames Preview

Phil Kessel has figured into 10 of the Toronto Maple Leafs' last 14 goals. With seven goals and three assists in the last four games, he'll keep firing away Wednesday night when the Leafs' road trip takes them to Calgary to face a Flames team seeking its fourth straight home win. Kessel scored twice and added two assists in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Edmonton as the...

Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke says 2nd Toronto team not happening “any time soon”.

Earlier this year rumors started to ramp up involving the possibility of a second hockey team in the Greater Toronto Area. Those rumors only intensified when Rogers & Bell partnered up to purchased MLSE and GTA Sports and Entertainment proposed to build an NHL-size arena in Markham just outside of Toronto. All of these intense rumors have been suggesting that there is a serious...

It wasn’t pretty, but Maple Leafs douse Flames

Slow start. Outshot silly. Gobs of giveaways. Dumb-arse penalties. And, yikes, drilling the referee in the ear with the puck, which can’t be good. (Spot the cuss words dialogue-bubble floating over Paul Devorski’s bleeding head after Cody Franson rang one up the boards and off his noggin’.) Really, the Maple Leafs have to cut this out. Otherwise, who knows? They might rack...

Maple Leafs cope with injuries

To an Easterner, it’s a mystery why a town in Alberta would be called Fort Saskatchewan. Isn’t Saskatchewan the province next door? In any event, that’s where Joffrey Lupul was born three decades ago, just 10 miles or so down the highway from here. He grew up besotted with the Oilers and, for one season, was part of the oil-drop tribe. So there will be tons of Lupuls at Rexall...

Ashton Will Be Talking With The Department Of Player Safety

via, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Carter Ashton will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for a hit on Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Smith on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. At 16:56 of the second period, Ashton received a two-minute boarding penalty on the play as well as a five-minute fighting major for an altercation...

Video- Contract Talks Start For Phaneuf And Leafs

The HockeyCentral at Noon guys on Sportsnet discuss the report from Nick Kypreos that contract talks have started with Dion Phaneuf and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kypreos states the starting point is around $50M for 7 years.  

Maple Leafs' Ashton faces hearing over hit on Flames' Smith

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton will have a conference call hearing on Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety over his hit on Calgary Flames defenceman Derek Smith. During Wednesday night's game in Calgary, Ashton drove Smith into the boards from behind.

With loss to Leafs, Oilers already a long shot for post-season berth

There’s a website called SportsClubStats which usually gets a lot of use in the second half of pro sports season. It computerizes, by percentage, each team’s mathematical chances of making the playoffs. Guess what the Oilers chances are this morning? On October 30th. You ready for this? They’re 2.8%. That’s better than only one other team, the Buffalo Sabres at 1.3%...

Stamkos, Kessel and Kesler named 'Three Stars' of the week

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 27. FIRST STAR – STEVEN STAMKOS, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Stamkos tied for the League lead with seven points (3-4—7) in helping the Lightning win a trio of games. He opened...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2013) – Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 27. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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