And then Phil said to Ron...

Steve Lansky
February 07 2011 09:02AM

“Me and the (coach) don’t really talk and that’s all I got to say about that.” Atta boy, Phil Kessel. Way to step up and move the project forward. So, in light of your unbelievable lack of professionalism, let’s pretend, for just a moment, that you and the heartless suit that paces behind the Leafs’ bench actually were talking. That you actually do have discourse once in a while. That you both want to improve the club. Here’s how that conversation might go…

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Game #52 Scoring Chances: Leafs @ Sabres, Feb. 5/11 (6-2 Loss)

Slava Duris
February 07 2011 09:01AM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 785

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Phil Kessel's Frustrated: You Would Be Too

February 07 2011 08:04AM

Phil Kessel's comments that "It might not be working out here" via the National Post have hockey fans wondering exactly what he means. Is Kessel unhappy in Toronto? Is Kessel frustrated by his recent slump?

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The First Overall Pick: Avoid Nugent-Hopkins

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2011 09:39PM



As it stands today, at least four players have a legitimate shot at going first overall: defenceman Adam Larsson of the Swedish Elite League, and forwards Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.

After looking through the numbers, I’m convinced that Nugent-Hopkins would be the wrong selection.

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Steve Lansky
February 05 2011 07:55PM

Hey, Toronto Maple there anyone among you who thinks this nightly garbage you keep turning out qualifies as entertainment? Or effort? Or professionalism? Or desire? Or heart? Or is even remotely acceptable? I hope not. Can someone explain to me why people, who consider themselves knowledgeable fans, think players like Phil Kessel are playing up to their potential? Or why people defend Jonas Gustavsson as he's demoted to the Marlies for his horsebleep play? Anyone? Any ideas?

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