Remember that crazy general manager vs. general manager feud in the National Hockey League that began way back in 2007? Yeah, that one when Kevin Lowe, the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers at the time, signed Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner, a restricted free agent, to a five-year, $21.25 million contract
Phil Kessel’s career really took a huge step forward when he joined the United States National Under-18 Team. He was just as much of a goal scorer and point producer as he is now when he played for the U-18 team. Over two seasons, Kessel, who was 16 when he began playing for the team, scored 32 goals and 58 points over two seasons (44 games).
After Phil Kessel was named the NHL’s first star for the month for October, the Toronto Maple Leafs were involved in the awards once again. This time, however, it was not the league’s leading point and goal scorer. Rather it was Joffrey Lupul, the second half of what many are calling the league’s most dynamic duo.
When sophomore goalie James Reimer went down with an upper-body injury on October 22 in Montreal, just about everyone involved with the Toronto Maple Leafs held their breath. At the time, Reimer appeared to be OK. However, after he was re-evaluated in the dressing room during the first intermission, the decision was made to pull him