When the season started off with a slump for the Toronto Maple Leafs, LeafsNation fell into a panic.
All of a sudden they were last in the league, the only team without a regulation win, and without a first round draft pick this year or next.
What they were left with was a question mark, a question mark named Phil Kessel.
For the first time in a long time, the Leafs had an acquisition that no one knew what the Leafs were getting. Kessel was coming off of shoulder surgery, so there was the lingering question as to whether or not heÆd be back at full-strength this year, or would it take a season?
There were also questions about his age, just not the age-related questions fans were used to asking.
Unlike previous pickups Brian Leetch, Phil Housley, or Ron Francis, ...
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Article written by Bryan Thiel