Post Tagged with: "Phil Kessel"

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Leafs Going All-Out for Their Centennial Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their Centennial season in 2016-17 and it looks like the city will be pulling out all the stops. News broke Saturday that Toronto will […]

Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Tanner Answers the Maple Leafs Mailbag – Again!

I just can’t help myself. These mailbags are amazing. As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of my time talking hockey with people on Twitter and in message […]

by · January 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto is very loyal to the hometown team, the Maple Leafs (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: All-Star Fantasy Draft; Kessel/Seguin Trade

The NHL goes pro. [Copper N Blue] Hockey players showed some personality at the All-Star draft. And it was refreshing. [Sporting News] But perhaps the best part was this legendary […]

by · January 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Five Thoughts On The Maple Leafs

The All-Star break is, obviously, a good time to reflect on the first half of the season and where your team is at. Unfortunately for Maple Leafs fans, it’s not […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Phil Kessel: Stepping Away From Media Clichés

We’ve heard them all before – those typical answers that athletes give during media scrums. But what drives these player clichés? Why don’t athletes and coaches give their all in […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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5 NHL Teams Going Nowhere Fast

Mediocrity is the absolute worst state of existence in today’s National Hockey League. Consistently signing mid-level free agents to desperately reach the bottom playoff seeds, resulting in draft picks outside […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 9 comments · Top 10 Lists
Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

Leafs Fans Are Wrong to Say ‘Tear It Down’ – Should Actually Be Excited

The idea of a total rebuild, of tearing it down and ‘doing it the right way,’ of building through the draft, is all I hear lately as I scour the […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 7 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Tanner Answers the Toronto Star’s Leafs Mailbag: Vol 2

After the overwhelming popularity of my hijacking of the Star’s Maple Leaf Mailbag last week, how could I resist going back for more?  Once again, I feel the need to […]

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Leafs Look Towards the Draft & the Promotion of Rielly, Kadri and Gardiner

I am seeing a lot of strange reactions to the Randy Carlyle firing by Leafs fans. Based on the Twitter-rage I have seen as the team has gone of 0-3 […]

by · January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

The Real Missing Ingredient For The Maple Leafs

The current Leafs team has faced a lot of scrutiny. Toronto fans love to blame and this blame has shifted to players from week to week with common scapegoats being: […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 6 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Hockey News: Jimmy Howard, Pekka Rinne Injured; Hasek Retirement

Jimmy Howard will be out for the next few weeks with a groin injury. [USA Today] Mathieu Perreault’s almost had a million dollar night. [Sporting News] Is Evgeni Malkin deserving […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
A Kadri for Kesler deal would make sense on the Leafs' part, but unfortunately for them it will cost a whole lot more  (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Grading the Leafs at the Halfway Point

This is a game late, but one game over the halfway point sees the Leafs with a record of 22-17-3, which is good enough for fourth place in the Wildcard […]

by · January 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs