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...
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