Post Tagged with: "Phil Kessel"

An offensive threat, this season has shown the holes in Phil Kessel's defensive game. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Even With Babcock, Kessel Must Be Traded

It sure didn’t take long for the pundits to start questioning how much rebuilding the Leafs should do in the wake of their hiring of Mike Babcock. The Toronto Star’s […]

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The Oilers Didn’t Want Mike Babcock

The Toronto Maple Leafs, their fans and their media have every right to be excited about the arrival of Mike Babcock. He’s a high-profile coach, he’s a big name with […]

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5 Dream Montreal Canadiens Trade Scenarios

While there are no doubt free agents the Montreal Canadiens are currently targeting, few if any would perfectly fill the team’s dire need for top-line offense. That isn’t to suggest […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Montreal Canadiens
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Canadiens Must Pass On Petry, Pay Price For Sniper Instead

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin made one of the best trades at this year’s trade deadline when he sent 2nd and 4th round picks to the Edmonton Oilers in […]

by · May 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Montreal Canadiens
Carolina Hurricane Jordan Staal -  Mandatory Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Jordan Staal’s Obvious Impact

View image | gettyimages.com Jordan Staal is a big guy. At 6’4″ tall and 220 pounds, he is built perfectly to play the center position in the NHL. At 26 […]

Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The Hockey News Ponders a Kessel to Habs Scenario

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens don’t get together for trades very often. If you need proof, there has not been a trade between the two teams since July […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Why the Leafs Should Pursue Jordan Staal At All Costs

O.K, I know a lot of people are going to see this and immediately say that Jordan Staal has a career high of 50 points and that therefore he is […]

Morgan Rielly has earned the trust of head coach Peter Horachek. [photo: Amy Irvin]

Now That Leafs Are Past Rock-Bottom, Excitement Looms

For me, and I realize this is entirely subjective, the Leafs hit rock-bottom sometime around 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 9th when they lost to the Hurricanes 4-1, […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
An offensive threat, this season has shown the holes in Phil Kessel's defensive game. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

A Kessel-centric Maple Leafs Mailbag

Welcome to another addition of the Maple Leafs Mailbag.  While you no doubt are familiar with the concept of mailbags, this one comes straight from under the desk of the Toronto […]

by · May 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
There's no doubting what Phil Kessel could bring to the Islanders, but would it be worth it for Garth Snow to bring in such a figure into New York's dressing room? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Re-thinking the Phil Kessel Problem: Emotions Aside

We’re all having fun discussing who the Leafs might trade and who they might get in exchange for virtually all their players. It seems all but certain the Leafs are […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Dion Phaneuf: the Most Unfairly Lambasted Player in the NHL

Someone has to say it. Dion Phaneuf is a great player who gets a bad rap. And I get that the Leafs have been garbage almost the whole time he’s […]

by · April 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
P.K. Subban (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Norris Nod Shows Price is Right For P.K.

When P.K. Subban signed a contract extension last season that gave him the highest cap hit among all National Hockey League defensemen, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin took some […]

by · April 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Montreal Canadiens