Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade (Yahoo Sports)

Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade (Yahoo Sports)

Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity. All the goals – 181 of them while wearing a leaf on the front of his sweater – failed to turn Toronto into a contender or quiet the critics who wondered whether the talented forward cared enough or worked hard enough to justify his status as one of the elite players in the NHL. ”He was always the guy, he was a guy that was blamed when things weren’t going well, and he doesn’t have to be the guy …read more

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