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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

Was he really recovering from off-season rotator cuff surgery, or was Phil KesselÆs debut delayed because he was finishing off his classes at the Vatican? After all, the way Leaf fans are talking, Kessel is TorontoÆs Savior, a Savior that has great expectations.

Kessel, who was signed as a free agent by Toronto Maple Leafs general Manager Brian Burke, will suit up for the first time for Toronto tonight, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. While Kessel was sidelined, the Leafs managed to scrape together a record of 1-7-4, good enough for last place in the NHL standings. Clearly, Kessel is coming into a tough situation, a situation that he will be given the challenge of fixing.

As the saying goes, ôthe only way to go is upö an ...

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