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Gophers hockey star Amanda Kessel to miss season with concussion

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers women's hockey team announced Wednesday that star forward Amanda Kessel will miss the upcoming 2014-15 season due to lingering concussion symptoms. According to a release from the team, the symptoms stem from injuries suffered during Kessel's time on the U.S. Women's National Team. Kessel, the younger sister of NHL forward and former Gopher...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel A Legendary Leaf?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, The Maple Leafs will add two more player statues to Legends Row on Saturday, working towards a total of nine to mark the club’s centennial in 2017. One more space on the granite players bench will be kept open, in the hope someone emerges from the 21st century to warrant selection. The only possible candidate on the horizon has not...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Phil Kessel is the best American skater today

The National Hockey League (NHL) is much like the United States of America; chalk full of diversity and consisting of individuals who work harder than anyone else in the world. This country was founded by immigrants and its diverse culture is what makes the United States so unique. Same with the NHL. The number of countries represented in the world’s best hockey league is abound...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane Or Phil Kessel?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, Kessel will turn 27 in October, while Kane hits 26 in November. Which player would you consider a bigger gift to your team? The case for Kane: In addition to his sublime skills, Kane loves the spotlight. The guy is a star, pure and simple, a fact exemplified by his Cup-winning goal in 2010 and his Conn Smythe performance in 2013. On the ice, his...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Takes Photo With A Fan Wearing His Stupid Face On A Shirt

It seems like forever ago that the world was blessed with the masterpiece that was Phil Kessel’s Team USA Olympic headshot. His disheveled take on ‘Blue Steel’ captivated the world, stole our hearts and moistened our underpants. Yes, many moons have passed since that amazing photograph was captured, but the world has not forgotten. Not now, not ever. In fact, Kessel’s big...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been on the hunt for a new in-arena host and the search has come to an end. Leafs Phil Kessel sat down with Lauren Howe to get the scoop on how she landed the job. The post Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
August 07, 2014  |  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

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
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