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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2016, 11:26:27 PM »

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #91 on: November 08, 2016, 11:03:43 AM »
www.twitter.com/NHL/status/796019348443832320

Whichever intern is running the NHL's twitter account right now needs a promotion.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2017, 08:03:34 AM »
I love Phil Kessel

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

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« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2017, 06:01:52 PM »
I love Phil too

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #95 on: August 15, 2017, 01:15:21 PM »

I have no problem with beating up on Simmons for that column but I do kind of reject the idea that columns like it had any real effect on the Leafs attempt to trade Kessel or what they got in return. Let's all remember that even the Penguins were willing to walk away from the deal without salary relief and I don't think that's because of anything written by the Toronto press.

The Leafs traded Kessel because they finally knew they needed to rebuild. The price they got for him was determined in large part by his own limitations as a player(and specifically his bad final year with the team). He's been good in Pittsburgh but he's more or less vindicated anyone who said that his deal with the Leafs didn't make sense for the Leafs.
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Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #97 on: August 15, 2017, 03:24:53 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/steve-simmons-thinks-phil-kessel-petty-stanley-cup-hot-dog-photo-160135959.html

Some solid butthurt right here.
F YOU Steve Simmons! Own it bud.

Yeah, I really don't like that guy either. Terrible.

I agree with Nik too, he, much like most sports writers, have little to no influence on Team decisions. Maybe there is a marginal impact to the psyches of management if much of the media in town is down on a guy. But there would have to be a host of other reasons as well.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #98 on: August 15, 2017, 03:32:54 PM »
Atta boy Phil! Enjoy it!

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #99 on: August 15, 2017, 03:35:41 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/steve-simmons-thinks-phil-kessel-petty-stanley-cup-hot-dog-photo-160135959.html

Some solid butthurt right here.
F YOU Steve Simmons! Own it bud.

Yeah, I really don't like that guy either. Terrible.

I agree with Nik too, he, much like most sports writers, have little to no influence on Team decisions. Maybe there is a marginal impact to the psyches of management if much of the media in town is down on a guy. But there would have to be a host of other reasons as well.
I am just glad he's getting called out for being a douche bag. Low brow cheap shots at someone on their way out are not necessary.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #100 on: October 10, 2017, 03:30:44 PM »

Ah, Phil. You're better than that.
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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #101 on: October 10, 2017, 04:23:47 PM »
Oh god that was painful to watch. And it was probably the "best-case scenario" for how it went down.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #102 on: November 05, 2017, 07:49:47 AM »
Ryan Reaves did a post-game interview:

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2017, 09:21:14 AM »
I think about Phil Kessel a lot

You know what's not fair? Phil Kessel's shot.
https://theathletic.com/178584/2017/12/08/phil-kessels-shot-is-as-terrifying-as-ever/

On top of all that in the article, he apparently switches sticks 5-10 times a game, each with different configurations (blade lie, kick points, flex, etc.), so even if a goalie gets squared to Phil, he has no idea when or where the release will be. His scoring posture is also usually counter to what his stick is doing, and Phil still knows exactly where the puck will go.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-erik-karlsson-trade-rumours-ottawa-senators/
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11. The Athletic’s Josh Yohe had an interesting story from Matt Murray about Phil Kessel. Murray said Kessel uses several different sticks per game, featuring different stiffness and specifications. I had a chance to ask Kessel about it when they practised in Toronto. He says what he adjusts is the height of the stick; he’s finicky about how long or short it is and can feel the slightest difference in his ability to control the puck.

It was a fascinating conversation, very similar to stories about Ichiro Suzuki and his bats. How many sticks do you use during the season? “Maybe 200,” he answered. Word is that, while in Toronto, Kessel went through 240 in one season and only Dion Phaneuf was anywhere close. Listening to players talk about their craft or their tools is really something.

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Re: PHIL KESSEL WINS STANLEY CUP
« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2017, 09:21:14 AM »