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  1. Leafs Nation in uproar over latest skid

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Phil Kessel slammed his stick on the ice Tuesday morning and muttered words that began with the letters "W," "T" and "F" loud enough for most of us to hear in the stands at Air Canada Centre. A simple drill went awry when Tyler Bozak's ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  2. Kessel has earned big bucks in Leafs' eyes

    Pierre LeBrun

    MONTREAL -- Before the Maple Leafs were going to throw numbers out at his agents, GM Dave Nonis needed to first hear from Phil Kessel that he wanted to stay in Toronto for a long time. Nonis wanted that commitment, face-to-face, before he was goin...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  3. Phil Kessel signs eight-year extension with Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed top offensive star Phil Kessel to a $64 million, eight-year extension before the puck drops on the new season.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs -- Pierre LeBrun reveals favorite p...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Hard hits, harsh words and huge performances: Pierre LeBrun lists his favorite moments from the 2013 NHL playoffs

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  5. Things to know: Retribution for Torres hit

    Pierre LeBrun

    My remote needed new batteries after flicking around a dozen games last night. Here's what I retained: • In Glendale, Ariz., the hockey code was in full force. Coyotes winger Raffi Torres had to answer the bell for his vicious hit on ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  6. Did reluctance for Luongo trade cost Burke?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The conspiracy theories will abound about Brian Burke's GM firing Wednesday, but I believe there were a number of factors involved, not just one crystal-clear reason. And despite the denial from Toronto Maple Leafs COO and president Tom Anselmi, I...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  7. Stealth Milan Michalek making his mark

    Pierre LeBrun

    So, tell us, what name doesn't quite fit: Phil Kessel, Jonathan Toews or Milan Michalek? All three entered Thursday night's NHL games tied for the NHL goal-scoring lead with 17. Kessel is a proven goal-scorer, Toews is a superstar and Michalek ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  8. All-Star voting: Phil Kessel takes the lead

    Pierre LeBrun

    Fan voting update for the six starters for the Jan. 29 All-Star game: Forwards The weekly All-Star ballot update was announced Tuesday and, lo and behold, we have a new leader among forwards: Phil Kessel with 258,446. The star winger leads the...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  9. Trophy Tracker: Latest Hart candidates

    Pierre LeBrun

    Our first Hart Trophy look this season. It's still early, but six weeks into the season, we can start to have fun and identify some candidates. Speaking of fun, thank you to the massive list of Twitter followers who responded to our Hart Trophy quest...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  10. Young Avs squad off to surprising start

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Their cherub faces on the ice were all smiles and chuckles during Monday's morning skate at Air Canada Centre. Funny what a four-game winning streak, all on the road no less, can do for the confidence of the NHL's second-youngest team. ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  11. Latest on Craig Rivet, Chris Phillips, Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Buffalo Sabres waived their captain Craig Rivet Wednesday and hope he finds a new NHL home out of it. "It really came down to the likelihood of him getting into our lineup [he's been scratched a lot this season], and hopefully giving him an op...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  12. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Boston Bruins fans will no doubt give Phil ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Good thing for Phil Kessel that Boston sports fans don't hold a grudge. Just ask Bill Buckner. Or Roger Clemens. Or Johnny Damon. That Kessel will be booed Saturday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bruins is a fait accompli. The question...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  13. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Phil Kessel makes dynamite debut for Toront...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- If first impressions mean anything, welcome to Toronto, Phil Kessel. The 22-year-old star winger was downright dynamite Tuesday night in his Maple Leafs debut, dazzling the home fans with his speed and skill and launching 10 shots on goal...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  14. Save the Leafs' season and make U.S. team? No pressure, Phil Kess...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Phil Kessel skated to the net in practice Monday, froze Jonas Gustavsson with a fake shot and dished it off to linemate Matt Stajan, who put it in the back of the net. Just like a riding a bicycle, right? We'll find out Tuesday night aga...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  15. Agent for Toews, Kane meets with Blackhawks; NHL still looking in...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Before I make my way to Helsinki, Finland, to join the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers, here are a few nuggets from some weekend phone calls. Enjoy, puckheads. Phil Kessel fallout The Los Angeles Kings were the mystery team that made a late ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2009
  16. Phil Kessel trade seems imminent; Toronto Maple Leafs still front...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Scoring Class If Phil Kessel is traded, the winning team will get one of the league's top young goal scorers from last season. Here's a look at the most regular-season goals from players under the age of 23 during the 2008-09 season: Alex Ovechkin, ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2009