Recovering from the Phil Kessel Hangover

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Christopher Leone in NHL
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The Boston Bruins are undoubtedly going to miss Phil Kessel this year. Any team that gives up a 36-goal spark plug off of its top forward line is going to miss his offensive talent, without a question. Kessel asserted himself as a future star in Boston, improving every year, making great strides on both sides of the puck, and putting himself in a great position for a fat new contract this season. He took his playoff benching in 2007-08 as an impetus to improve his defense, and spent last year lighting up the back of the net. But in the end, the Bruins were faced with an enviable choice: Kessel, second-line center David Krejci, free-agent blueliner Derek Morris. Choose two. In this salary cap era, it was inevitable that somebody wasn't going to be wearing black and gold this year. Krejci si ...

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