10:54 PM EST, Fri January 30, 2015

Fantasy Update

23 hours ago
Phil Kessel scored his 20th goal of the season in the Leafs' 3-1 loss to Arizona on Thursday night, their 16th in the past 19 games.
Rotoworld 23 hours ago

Phil Kessel scores 20th in another TOR loss - Phil Kessel (W) Toronto Maple Leafs

Phil Kessel scored his 20th goal of the season in the Leafs' 3-1 loss to Arizona on Thursday night, their 16th in the past 19 games.
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 26, 2015

[Mondays FTB] - Breaks over, back to work!

The All-Star break is behind us, let's focus on the rest of the Leafs season....or something else that distracts us. Not much went on aside from the All-Star game, so you'll find a bunch of All-Star links here. Feel free to complain they're meaningless and I didn't really give it my all when writing this FTB. The Leafs don't play again until Wednesday in New Jersey, enjoy the quiet time. Why Ovechkin Wanted A Honda - Kukla's Korner The Value of Outliers - HockeyAnalysis.com Carey Price trolls Phil Kessel, Leafs fans, on bus to All-Star Game - Eyes On The Prize Hockey is for everyone - Five...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 25, 2015

Carey Price trolls Phil Kessel, Leafs fans, on bus to All-Star Game

Carey Price has been continually hilarious during the All-Star weekend. Just like the last All-Star Game, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has been highly entertaining all weekend. Every peek we get behind the scenes, Price is doing something funny. On the way to the All-Star Game, he poked fun at Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Price has clearly been paying attention to the goings on in Toronto, where Leafs fans have been throwing their jerseys on the ice with alarming regularity, including during an AHL game between the Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs...
National Post Jan 25, 2015

Is Toronto Maple Leafs sniper Phil Kessel’s best good enough?

Since arriving in Toronto as the centrepiece of the Leafs' blockbuster 2009 trade, Kessel has become a butt of jokes and a frequent target for critics
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 25, 2015

[Sunday FTB] All Stars

Did you know Kessel can skate really fast? The All-Star Skills competition had plenty of fun things - Jacob Vorachek steering Johnny Gaudreau around in the breakaway competition, Brian Elliot taking a selfie while in net, players breaking out the Flying V. But what's most important is that "lazy" and "unfit" Phil Kessel is still an incredibly fast skater, and beat Seguin by a nose. There's still four more days until we can watch Kessel zoom around the ice in a game that actually matters. Until then, we'll have to settle for these All-Star shenanigans. At least Phil seems happy. Now for the...
The Cannon Jan 24, 2015

2015 NHL Skills Competition: Time, TV schedule, events and live stream

It's time for the players to strut their stuff in the Skills Competition! Here's what you need to know about tonight's NHL Skills Competition: When: 7:00pm ETWatch: NBCSN in the US, CBC and TVA in CanadaStream: NBC Live Extra EVENTS 1 - Fastest Skater This one is self-explanatory. Each team has four skaters, with four rounds of head-to-head racing. The winning team in each of the four races gets a point, while the team with the skater making the fastest overall time gets an extra point. Team Foligno participants: Phil Kessel, Jonathan Drouin, Jiri Sekac, Zemgus Girgensons Team Toews...
Artic Ice Hockey Jan 24, 2015

NHL All-Star Day 1 & 2: Fantasy Draft and Skills Competition

On Friday, All-Star captains Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno made their selections for the 2015 All-Star Game. Today is the Skills Competition. Large parts of this will be copied from a post I made on my own blog. Fantasy Draft The Fantasy Draft was a fun hour-and-a-half. There was a bit of trash talk going on. The teams traded Tyler Seguin for Phil Kessel, which I found hilarious. Fashion was a theme of the night. Apparently Seguin and Steven Stamkos wore the same really flashy shoes to the event, and it was an interview subject during the night. Carey Price quipped "Is the NHL Network or...
Defending Big D Jan 23, 2015

2014 NHL All-Star Draft: Tyler Seguin, Phil Kessel Traded In First All-Star Draft Trade

Tyler Seguin and Phil Kessel will forever be intertwined...the first All-Star draft trade in history is just another footnote in their history. Phil Kessel. Tyler Seguin. Boston Bruins. Young offensive talent many think were given up on too early by the storied franchise, both traded away and blossoming with a different team. They get to add "1st All-Star draft trade" to that storied past, as Team Foligno traded Tyler Seguin to Team Toews for Phil Kessel. It was just one of the many jabs the players on stage took at themselves -- and even media reports. Upon being drafted, Seguin said he...
Lighthouse Hockey Jan 23, 2015

NHL All-Star Draft 2015: Islanders together; Phil Kessel, Tyler Seguin traded for each other

The two Islanders will be on the same team, while the draft was highlighted by a classic trade. Hometown captain Nick Foligno picked his Columbus Blue Jackets teammate Ryan Johansen, while Jonathan Toews selected an infamous previous "Mr. Irrelevant" in Phil Kessel as the appointed team captains opened the draft to populate their teams for this weekend's All-Star Game and Skills Competition. Despite his immense shooting talent which is tailor-made for some All-Star shinny, Kessel was picked last overall in the first-ever All-Star Draft. This year, he was merely traded. Said the Team Toews...
Blueshirt Banter Jan 23, 2015

NHL All-Star Draft 2015: Full Draft Results for Team Foligno and Team Toews

The full rosters for the 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star game are set. Take a look at the final list of selections down below. The rosters for the 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and 2015 NHL All-Star Game are set. Team Foligno was awarded the first pick of the draft following a puck flip, and elected to go with hometown teammate Ryan Johansen. Team Toews followed up with their own pick by selecting Phil Kessel, who was later traded to Team Foligno for Tyler Seguin. You can take a look at the full rundown of the rosters down below. Round Team Toews Team...
National Post Jan 23, 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel spared the humiliation as Jonathan Toews selects him second at All-Star Game

“The three of us were just talking that he’s one of the most coachable players out there,” said Toews
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jan 23, 2015

2015 NHL All-Star Draft live stream: Time, TV schedule, players and how to watch online

Finally! It is the weekend we have all been waiting for! At long last Patrice Bergeron will play in the all-star game! Time to glue ourselves to our TVs for this fantastic display of hockey skill and amazingness! Okay, it's not THAT exciting. But stuff like the draft and the skills competition are pretty fun to watch. Remember that time Phil Kessel got picked last and Alexander Ovechkin laughed his ass off and took pictures the whole time? Yeah, that was pretty great. Here's the schedule of events for the draft. It takes place tonight at 8PM on NBCSN (there may also be a stream online,...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Jan 20, 2015

Five things we learned as Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton lead Bruins past Stars

The Bruins playing the Stars will always bring up Tyler Seguin storylines, but on Tuesday it was the product of the Phil Kessel trade that the Bruins kept who made the difference. Dougie Hamilton had a two-point night, including his career-high eighth goal of the season in the third period, to give the B’€™s a 3-1 […]
St. Louis Game Time Jan 17, 2015

Maple Leafs At Blues Morning Open Thread: Phil The Thrill

Phil Kessel and (more importantly) Roman Polak will be meeting up with the Blues tonight at Scottrade. The Blues have a solid chance to get back in the win column. I am an unabashed, unashamed Phil Kessel fan. It's not entirely because of the fact that he's an excellent hockey player; it's because he doesn't tolerate stupid people well. When you're in Toronto and you have to deal with their news media, you are in an environment of near constant stupidity. I can watch this video of Kessel snapping on Dave Feschuk on loop for all eternity. If you've ever wanted to tell off an idiot but...
National Post Jan 16, 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel’s slump just the start of team’s offensive woes

“Oh my God,” Kessel said, shaking his head. “Who did we piss off?” These are the types of questions he has been asking himself

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