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Jake Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract. According to multiple media reports, the deal is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million). “He had a great year last year,” Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told the Toronto Star. “He’s clearly still improving. This isn’t a player who has...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ilya Kovalchuk surprises New Jersey teammate with smelling salts (2012 Stanley Cup Finals)

We got to watch Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel in his battle against smelling salts this past season. Here's another funny clip that Reddit user bmac39 found while watching the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings. Ilya Kovalchuk decided to surprise teammate Ryan Carter with the Ammonia Inhalants. If you didn't already know...
Via Talk Hockey
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Can Score

Love him or hate him Toronto Maple Leafs Phil Kessel has always been the talk of the Leafs on and off the ice. This year he produced some points for the Leafs that most likely should silence some of his haters. Check out the all Kessel’s goal from the 2013-14 season. The post Phil Kessel Can Score appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Matt Finn

The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect pool is lacking in players that will make an overwhelming impact on the organization today, a byproduct of recent conservatism at the draft table. That may change now that Brendan Shanahan is working as the team’s president, but for what the team has in stock currently, it may be a few years before the top picks pan-out. A player that could make...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 5 free agents to target

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ depth chart has a lot of holes. There is only 12 players signed to NHL contracts for next season, meaning a busy offseason for new president Brendan Shanahan. It will also be a very flexible one (he has $22 million of cap space to work with). Shanahan will be free to shop for anyone with the money and space that he has been provided. While most pundits...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf fans won't let Phil Kessel fish in peace

Despite a fantastic season from Phil Kessel, the Toronto Maple Leafs missed qualifying for the playoffs after a giant mid-season collapse. Shockingly, Leafs fans still seem pretty upset about that, and they’re not letting Phil off the hook. While four NHL playoff games were on the slate Tuesday night, Kessel sent out the following tweet and let his 203,000 followers know that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Kessel had a fantastic reaction to smelling salts

Hockey players get pretty amped up before games, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Sometimes, you need to go to the smelling salts. Team USA forward Phil Kessel is someone who dabbles in the smelling salts, and he went back to that well prior to the Americans’ bronze medal matchup with Finland on Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kessel’s reaction to the salts was priceless...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Kessel goes overboard on smelling salts

Phil Kessel was in serious need of a pick-me-up during Toronto's game against the Florida Panthers. So, he enlisted the help of smelling salts to help get him through.Go ahead and count the amount of sniffs yourself. Not one, not two, not three, but Kessel took seven sniffs before calling it quits.Apparently, the salts didn't do much for him, as Kessel went pointless in the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Kessel goes end-to-end and scores a beauty

Hey guys, in case you hadn’t heard – Phil Kessel is pretty fast…and pretty skilled. In case you needed proof, Kessel took one end-to-end during Friday night’s Leafs-Devils game and netted a beauty after toasting several New Jersey defenders. The post Phil Kessel goes end-to-end and scores a beauty appeared first on The Nosebleeds.
Via The Nosebleeds
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel scores hat trick while hosting 24 cancer patients at game

October 23, 2013  |  1 Comment
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