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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2016, 04:59:34 PM »
Nana Kessel!
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« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2016, 05:02:30 PM »
Sweet.
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« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2016, 05:42:52 PM »
I don't think I've rooted more for an ex-Leaf to win anything more than Kessel winning the cup. I can't believe we paid him to do that though.

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« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2016, 06:52:32 PM »
now its time for Austin, Willy and Mitch's Mom's to drink some champagne from that silver chalice.
I am happy for Phil, perhaps he comes back in a few, we are already paying his salary to some extent.
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« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2016, 10:16:57 AM »
Mirtle with a nice article on why Phil brought the Cup back to Toronto: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/low-key-stanley-cup-party-kessels-way-of-saying-thanks/article31183543/

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According to those who attended, Kessel wanted his Stanley Cup party to be a thank you to the other friends he made in Toronto, many of them from the hospitality industry. He was a regular at some of the higher-end restaurants in the downtown, and it was there that he first met many close friends during his six years playing for the Leafs.

“A lot of people were there really just to hang out with him and catch up, and have that excitement again,” said Steven Salm, president of Chase Hospitality Group, which hosted Kessel’s Stanley Cup lunch at The Chase restaurant on the afternoon of July 18 and then catered the party at Kimel’s home that night. “It was something that was so missed in Toronto. We always served as a great kind of creative outlet for him: A place to hang out and enjoy great atmosphere and good food. We got to know his dining habits and favourite likes and dislikes.”

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“Phil’s not the type of person to bring the Cup to Toronto out of spite,” said Wojtek Wolski, a former NHLer who became close with Kessel during summer workouts in Toronto and who was at the Cup party. “He brought it because his friends live here. His family came to Toronto to celebrate. It made a lot of sense.”

“He did this for the people who were good to him while he was here,” said another friend, who asked not to be named. “He likes how regular Joes treated him around here. He’s a people guy.”

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Those who attended Kessel’s Cup party don’t expect it will be the last they see of him in Toronto. While he grew up in Wisconsin and typically summers in Florida, he has talked a lot about buying a home and settling in the city, when the time comes.

Also, here's Steve Dangle asking Sidney Crosby a very important question:


www.twitter.com/Steve_Dangle/status/758353225833598977

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« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2016, 10:31:05 AM »
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According to those who attended, Kessel wanted his Stanley Cup party to be a thank you to the other friends he made in Toronto, many of them from the hospitality industry. He was a regular at some of the higher-end restaurants in the downtown, and it was there that he first met many close friends during his six years playing for the Leafs.

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“Phil’s not the type of person to bring the Cup to Toronto out of spite,”

You know, in some ways Phil and I are very different people.
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« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2016, 10:46:24 AM »
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“Phil’s not the type of person to bring the Cup to Toronto out of spite,”

You know, in some ways Phil and I are very different people.

I'm genuinely having a hard time deciding if I like Phil more or less because of that quote.

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« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2016, 01:04:17 PM »
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According to those who attended, Kessel wanted his Stanley Cup party to be a thank you to the other friends he made in Toronto, many of them from the hospitality industry. He was a regular at some of the higher-end restaurants in the downtown, and it was there that he first met many close friends during his six years playing for the Leafs.

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“Phil’s not the type of person to bring the Cup to Toronto out of spite,”

You know, in some ways Phil and I are very different people.

As in one scores thirty goals a season on a regular basis in the NHL and the other doesn't?
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« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2016, 02:07:44 PM »
As in one scores thirty goals a season on a regular basis in the NHL and the other doesn't?

If you want to call that a difference, sure.
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« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2016, 02:08:56 PM »
If Kessel decides to settle in Toronto one day, well he will be most welcome.

This shouldn't be too surprising, since Toronto has been a favourite of many well-known people from both the Hollywood crowd and beyond.  Not that many, if any have or live here -- the late Prince was one -- but it has always been (more so at one time) a favourite city for many.

At least, we finally have a Stanley Cup winner who calls Toronto 'home'.

And no, I highly doubt Phil did all of this to spite any of us by bringing the Cup here.  (Besides, even if he did, no apologies to the haters)!

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« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2016, 02:14:48 PM »

Lots of Stanley Cup winners live in Toronto.
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« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2016, 11:41:24 AM »
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Peter Holland was on @Cabbie's podcast the other day... Here's what he had to say about Phil Kessel's physique.


Holland on Kessel: "Maybe he's working out he just doesn't tell anybody."

Cabbie on Kessel "Lupul once told me he hates drinking water. He just drinks DietCoke or Coke."

Holland "Yeah, DietCoke I think. Loves it."
— Platinum Seat Ghosts (@3rdPeriodSuits) August 17, 2016

Phil! Leg day, e'ryday.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2016, 02:23:13 PM »

OHHHHHHHHHH SNAP!
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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2016, 03:15:31 PM »
Savage. I love it.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2016, 12:29:28 PM »
https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2016/09/22/trainer-gary-roberts-pushes-phil-kessel-to-walk-the-talk-feschuk.html

It's Feschuk, so if so inclined, just ignore the writing and read the quotes. Gary Roberts talks about Phil Kessel, training him, and what a gifted creature of power and grace he is.

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« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2016, 12:29:28 PM »