Phil Kessel Takes Blame For Toronto Maple Leafs’ Collapse

The Toronto Maple Leafs failed in their quest to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in a decade when they lost 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. After the Leafs’ lackluster performance, Leafs winger and alternate captain Phil Kessel was willing to take the blame for the team’s embarrassing finish. “I haven’t been good...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto’s Wasted Season

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, It’s a shame, really. At this point in the season, we should be talking about how Phil Kessel is closing in on 40 goals and has thrown his name into the mix for the Hart Trophy. We should be debating whether Jonathan Bernier’s numbers are good enough for a Vezina Trophy nomination and how James van Riemsdyk, Nazem Kadri, Morgan...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Maple Leafs: the Leafs are burning

The Bruins are in Toronto to play the Leafs tonight. The Leafs have fought their way out of a playoff spot, in good old Leaf fashion, and are currently 5th in the Atlantic Division. So kudos to you, Toronto, and stay classy.The Leafs have trailed off at the seasons end, and it looks like they won't be making the playoffs. It's bad for the NHL, because of the ratings Toronto...
Via BruinsLife
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs are Struggling as the Season Wraps Up

Phil Kessel has been a big part of the success the Maple Leafs have seen so far this season (via Fighting For Stanley) Few would argue that the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the most recognized franchises in all of sports, let alone in the National Hockey League.  Last year, in the lockout-shortened season, the Leafs ended an embarrassing streak of missing the playoffs after making...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Karmic payback? Phil Kessel can’t get water bottle to cooperate (GIF)

During Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel experienced some difficulties getting water from a bottle into his mouth. Getting an easy “Phil Kessel has a drinking problem” zinger out of the way first, it’s important to note that it was not so much Kessel’s fault as it […] The post Karmic payback? Phil Kessel can...
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27 days ago  |  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

USA rolls Slovenia 5-1 to earn automatic spot in quarterfinals

SOCHI, Russia -- Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday. The U.S. (3-0) earned an automatic spot in the quarterfinals. Kessel scored 1:04 after the puck dropped, showing that the Americans didn't have a hangover after...
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February 16, 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

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel’s Team USA photos are absurdly hilarious (photos)

Phil Kessel gives his best "Blue Steel": — Deadspin (@Deadspin) August 27, 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel was among the many American players invited to take part in orientation camp with Team USA this week and apparently one of the activities involved the taking of official team photos. The sad reality about […]The post Phil Kessel’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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