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PHIL KESSEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel rumor mill continues to spin

Although it has been a quiet week in Toronto Maple Leafs news, fans are staying occupied by keeping the rumor mill running. One of the most popular topics of discussion continues to be the potential for a Phil Kessel trade, and fans disagree over whether the Leafs should trade him out of the division. An editorial by Matt Larkin of The Hockey News suggested trading Kessel to the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel on their radar?

The Carolina Hurricanes off-season is well underway. As it continues, GM Ron Francis surely will be looking for ways to upgrade the team's roster heading into the 2015-16 season. One popular rumored move is involving Toronto right wing Phil Kessel. There are rumblings that Kessel is unhappy with the Maple Leafs, and that a deal with Carolina could make sense for both teams.(h/t Editor In Leaf)
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  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

Phil Kessel goes off on Toronto reporter after pointed question

Any time that a coach gets fired, it makes for a tough and awkward time in the locker room. Players have to deal with the insinuation that the firing was their fault, and usually the players that are targeted are the best of the bunch. Alexander Ovechkin has dealt with insinuations that he is uncoachable every time the Washington Capitals fire a head coach. It stands to reason,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Asked If He’s Uncoachable, Calls Reporter ‘Idiot’ (Video)

Phil Kessel reached his breaking point Tuesday. Things got a little awkward when the quiet Toronto Maple Leafs forward faced questions from the media just hours after the Leafs announced the firing of head coach Randy Carlyle. Carlyle became the second coach fired during Kessel’s time in Toronto. Ron Wilson, who was coaching the Leafs when Kessel was acquired from the Boston Bruins...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel says “classless” fan tossed jersey on the ice

Tossing your jersey on the ice is the current popular way of showing your displeasure in the NHL. Jersey tossing incidents have been seen in games involving the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it’s the latter which is the talking point today. One Maple Leafs fan tossed their jersey on the ice during a 9-2 beating by the Nashville Predators. As you might imagine...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel could not look less enthused in penalty box selfie

The only thing in life that makes Phil Kessel happier than taking a selfie is everything. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward headed to the penalty box two and a half minutes into the third period of Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators to serve his team’s too many men on the ice penalty. But it didn’t take long for there to be too many people near the box for Kessel...
Via NESN.com
November 10, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 10, 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...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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