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PHIL KESSEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

GAME 49 RECAP: Saved by the Crossbar. Penguins hold on for another W

Remember back when the Penguins got Phil Kessel over the summer and everyone thought there would be games like 6-5 every night. And then Mike Johnston ruined hockey for half the year? Knowing the NHL like we think we do, this game is probably a foreshadowing of what the next 33 games are going to probably be like. And if it is, we’ll take it. *Note we have a very good way to get...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel goal gives Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 lead over Devils (VIDEO)

Bouncing puck costs Devils PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 lead over the Devils Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center when Phil Kessel scored his 15th goal of the season in the second period. A great move by Hagelin helps Kessel to PHIL the net, top shelf style. GOAL REPLAY: https://t.co/CfUjxLjj1Q pic.twitter.com/xL0TK7Zhd7...
Via NJ.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins add speed with Hagelin

Last week the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Carl Hagelin in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. In exchange for Hagelin, the Penguins sent them forward David Perron and defenseman Adam Clendening. Hagelin started his NHL career with the New York Rangers where he was drafted 168th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons with the Rangers before going to the...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phil Kessel scores video-game goal vs. Sharks

There were all sorts of bounces that went the Pittsburgh Penguins way on Tuesday night in San Jose. But the most eye-catching and jaw-dropping of the five goals they scored against the Sharks was, without a doubt, the opening marker in the first frame.After grabbing the feed from Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel dragged the puck around the back of San Jose's net and poked it towards netminder...
Via Yardbarker
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Phil Kessel puts on a Penguins jersey for the first time

How does Phil Kessel look wearing the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Penguins? That question has finally been answered and it may be difficult for Toronto Maple Leafs fans to watch. It Phils great to put on the black and gold for the first time. pic.twitter.com/Uq16e3zKa8 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 13, 2015 Seeing Kessel in a different uniform is kind of bizarre...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs aim to trade Phil Kessel before the draft

Trade rumors have hung over Phil Kessel’s head ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs started slumping through the 2014-15 season. Now that the 2015 Draft is approaching, these rumors are intensifying and the latest report indicates the club hopes to deal Kessel to a new club prior to the draft. Via The Star: In particular, there’s a widespread belief, as first reported a week...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Several teams have talked to the Maple Leafs about Phil Kessel

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel? If they decide to keep the star for the 2015-16 season, it certainly won’t be due to a lack of interest from other teams. A report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicates that several teams have already called the Maple Leafs inquiring about the asking price for Kessel. It’s not clear what that asking price is or which teams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Canada thinks the Maple Leafs should trade Phil Kessel

                Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Phil Kessel has been taking shots from all sides since Tuesday’s firing of head coach Randy Carlyle, but no one was expecting the company that owns the naming rights to the team’s arena to publicly endorse Kessel’s departure. Maybe Air Canada can offer Phil a discounted ticket for that plane ride out of town. Clearly...
Via Awful Announcing
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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