With talk of a lockout completely depressing me lately there has definitely been a lull in posting fresh material on the site. Having also suffered from Crohn’s disease from an early age these past 10 days have been focused on more important issues than Toronto Maple Leafs training camp battles.
On the bright side, I will resume posting more detailed posts very shortly. In the meantime check out the clip of Phil Kessel’s great 2011-2012 season in which he was recorded 37 goals and 82 points. Those totals were the most by a Leaf forward since Mats Sundin’s 31 goal 83 point season in 1996-97. Kessel was also the second highest scoring winger in the NHL last season finishing one point short of New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk.
What’s amazing to me is how underrated a top flight scoring winger like Kessel is in the NHL’s most talked about market. People fawn all over the Darcy Tucker’s and Tie Domi’s of the past while Kessel has quietly carved out a great start to his blue and white career.