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CBC News Jun 17, 2019
Phil Kessel rejects trade, GM says he'll stay with Penguins

Phil Kessel rejects trade, GM says he'll stay with Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel recently vetoed a trade and the team is no longer seeking to move him, general manager Jim Rutherford said Monday.

Penguins GM confirms Kessel vetoed trade to Wild for Zucker

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where sometimes it takes a while to get moving. Let's get to it: *It has been pretty well accepted by now that the Penguins' Phil Kessel vetoed a trade to the Wild. But in case you needed more evidence, Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford went on the radio Monday and confirmed it. "In Phil's situation, He was just part of a decision … where we were trying to retool and we had a chance to get a good player," Rutherford told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. Though he didn't elaborate, the prevailing report was that Kessel and Jack Johnson were set to be traded...
Editor In Leaf Jun 15, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak Both Have Stanley Cups

The Toronto Maple Leafs failed at building their team around Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak. But both of the former Toronto Maple Leafs players are now Stanley Cup Champions. Phil Kessel has two Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tyler Bozak now has one with the St. Louis Blues. Kessel and Bozak If, several years ago, […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak Both Have Stanley Cups - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers Jun 12, 2019

Oilers News & Rumors: Woodcroft, Gretzky, Puljujarvi, Lucic, More

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t been the loudest team when it comes to making changes in the NHL. That distinction goes to teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and their attempts to move Phil Kessel or the Toronto Maple Leafs and how they’ll manage to sign free agents like Mitch Marner. Still, the Oilers have been making […] The post Oilers News & Rumors: Woodcroft, Gretzky, Puljujarvi, Lucic, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jun 12, 2019

NHL Rumors: Penguins, Rangers, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there are changes in the Phil Kessel situation out of Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers are looking at possible buyouts, and the Edmonton Oilers aren’t sure what’s going on with Jesse Puljujarvi. Kessel Staying Put in Pittsburgh Josh Yohe of The Athletic writes that things appear to have change in […] The post NHL Rumors: Penguins, Rangers, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
PensBurgh Jun 12, 2019
Yohe: The expectation is that Kessel will remain with the team

Yohe: The expectation is that Kessel will remain with the team

The PensBurgh Podcast is here with The Athletic’s Josh Yohe to analyze GM Jim Rutherford’s recent comments about the polarizing winger. As the NHL’s regular season comes to a close tonight with a Game 7 between the Blues and Bruins to determine a Stanley Cup champion, the PensBurgh Podcast is back, as the Penguins prepare to enter an offseason of uncertainty with changes to be made. The Athletic’s Josh Yohe recently spoke with the Penguins’ general manager, and Josh was kind enough to join the show and lend more insight into the discussion surrounding Phil Kessel. We discuss the...
PensBurgh Jun 12, 2019
2018-19 Penguins’ Season In Review: Phil Kessel

2018-19 Penguins’ Season In Review: Phil Kessel

“The Thrill” is once again fielding trade rumors and shooting down deals that aren’t in his best interest, but that shouldn’t veer attention away from his stellar point-per-game 2018-19 season. Vitals Player: Phil Kessel Born: October 2, 1987 (31-years-old) Height: 6-foot-0 Weight: 202 pounds Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin Shoots: Right Draft: 2006 Boston Bruins, 1st Round, Fifth Pick (Fifth Overall) 2018-19 Statistics: 27 goals, 55 assists, for 82 points in 82 games played Contract Status: Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Phil “The Thrill” is rumored to get traded...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 11, 2019
GM Rutherford says Penguins now unlikely to trade Phil Kessel

GM Rutherford says Penguins now unlikely to trade Phil Kessel

Though the Penguins seemed intent on trading Phil Kessel earlier in the off-season, even discussing a potential deal with Minnesota, the club now seems set to keep their star winger heading into next season. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says he now expects Phil Kessel back

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says he now expects Phil Kessel back

Jim Rutherford says he expects Phil Kessel, who last month nixed a trade to the Minnesota Wild, to be with the Penguins next season.
PensBurgh Jun 11, 2019
Phil Kessel rumors now dead? Penguins’ GM appears to admit defeat in attempts to trade star

Phil Kessel rumors now dead? Penguins’ GM appears to admit defeat in attempts to trade star

A no trade clause may keep Phil Kessel in Pittsburgh after all In comments made to Josh Yohe today, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford almost sounded like a politician making a concession speech in admitting that he probably won’t be trading Phil Kessel this summer after all. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford: Phil Kessel "will probably play for Pittsburgh next season."From @JoshYohe_PGH https://t.co/hyfqs2mw18— The Athletic (@TheAthleticPGH) June 11, 2019 From Josh (and check out the whole thing!) “I think that’s the way things are headed at this point in time,”...
PensBurgh Jun 7, 2019
Four Phil Kessel trade ideas that could make sense for everyone

Four Phil Kessel trade ideas that could make sense for everyone

... but probably won’t actually happen Are you completely burned out on Phil Kessel trade speculation yet? No? Well good, because here is some more! The report from Bob McKenzie this week that a Phil Kessel-to-Minnesota trade could still actually happen continues to rattle my brain because I just can’t really see how the originally reported deal makes any sense for anyone involved. Not the Penguins. Not the Wild. Not Phil Kessel. The Wild aren’t a Phil Kessel away from contending, while he would only add another player on the wrong side of 30 to a team that is already full of...
Puck Prose Jun 4, 2019

Minnesota Wild should not trade for Phil Kessel

The Minnesota Wild have been rumored to be interested in trading for Phil Kessel. The right winger is a great player, but he is not the best fit for the Wild going forward. The Minnesota Wild missed the postseason for the first time in seven years. Their six straight springs with playoff hockey were an […] Minnesota Wild should not trade for Phil Kessel - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Puck Prose Jun 3, 2019

Pittsburgh Penguins: The case for keeping Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel has found his name in trade rumors recently, but the Pittsburgh Penguins would be wise to keep him around. The Phil Kessel trade rumors have been pretty consistent over the last couple of weeks. The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly attempting to trade Kessel, but his modified no-trade clause will make that difficult to […] Pittsburgh Penguins: The case for keeping Phil Kessel - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
PensBurgh Jun 3, 2019
McKenzie: Potential for Penguins trading Phil Kessel to Minnesota Wild “still could go down”

McKenzie: Potential for Penguins trading Phil Kessel to Minnesota Wild “still could go down”

Phil Kessel and Jim Rutherford are dancing a very interesting dance this summer. The ultimate insider, Bob McKenzie had an update on his podcast “Bobcast” about the Phil Kessel situation with the Minnesota Wild. McKenzie acknowledged the rampant reports from Minnesota, Pittsburgh and nationally about the inclusion of Jack Johnson and Victor Rask being involved in the deal to flip bad contracts, but doesn’t think that will be the case any longer. “My understanding, and I could be wrong on this, is if the trade does go down — and it still could go down — that it would be a...
Eyes On The Prize Jun 3, 2019
Phil Kessel could be the finisher Montreal needs

Phil Kessel could be the finisher Montreal needs

The 30 goal winger is likely on the move, can Montreal steal him from Pittsburgh at his lowest value? One of the biggest names on the trade market right now is that of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel, with the sniper likely a victim of salary-cap issues this off-season. Kessel is coming off another highly productive season, scoring at a point-per-game pace with 27 goals and 55 assists in a full 82 games played. That last part is key as well; Kessel has not missed a game of NHL action since the 2009-10 season, which is incredible given the physical nature of the modern NHL. He is a...

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