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    Friday, September 18, 2009

    The Heir Up There

    Phil Kessel will soon be gone. His dominion will soon be Toronto if you put any stock in recent reports. I was hoping Toronto Dominion Garden (yes that is what the TD stands for) would be where he would continue to skate. Alas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the first choice as a landing spot for B's winger Phil Kessel, according to TSN and they could come at the Bruins with an offer sheet this weekend if a deal isn't agreed upon. There is also genuine interest in Kessel on the part of the Nashville Predators and a desire for the B's to ship the 21-year-old to the Western Conference insiders claim.

    Kessel and his camp are reportedly brokering a deal with Toronto. Sources close to the deal put Kessel in a position to refuse contract offers from other teams so long as the Maple Leafs are interested in his services, and estimates that the B's restricted free agent is in line to cash in on an offer sheet from the Maple Leafs for five or six years at an annual cap hit of $5.5 million. A reversal of momentum at this juncture is unlikely so I wish him well and hope we get great value in return.

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    Anonymous Josh G said...

    That's going to be a bad hit for the B's. Any word on what we're looking to do to fill his skates if this deal goes through?

    September 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

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