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  • Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million


    *does a happy dance*

    Pretty much!

    @Bozie42
    "Wow @PKessel81 no wonder rent is free!! #chaching #notabadbdaypresent. He's back leafs nation!!!! #64sheets"

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    Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

    That's a lot.

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    • #3
      Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

      He's worth every penny. Frankly I'm just happy that he wants to stay in Toronto.

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      • #4
        Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

        good deal

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        • #5
          Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

          Not surprised by this. Toronto would have been in deep trouble if they did not sign him. When you look at comparables I don't think he is in that class but in a market like Toronto where he is the best player the contract fits.

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          • #6
            Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

            Actually, CBC had a good graphic on people who have been top 10 in scoring and their recent contracts - he's in that ballpark. It would be nice if he backchecked once in a while, but he's probably good for 25+ goals in all of those 8 years.

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            • #7
              Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

              Originally posted by Matt the Aussie
              Actually, CBC had a good graphic on people who have been top 10 in scoring and their recent contracts - he's in that ballpark. It would be nice if he backchecked once in a while, but he's probably good for 25+ goals in all of those 8 years.
              Stats wise sure, but would you take Kessel over any of those players?

              Kessel is the best player on Toronto but he would not be a player you build around. He does one thing, score goals. Hasn't even scored 40 goals yet.

              I just don't think he is an 8 million dollar player.

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              • #8
                Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                No, I agree with Kessel being below those other players on the graphic, but he was also the lowest paid.

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                • #9
                  Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                  why does everyone say that Kessel isn't a player they'd build a team around? He's definitely not the same guy the Leafs traded for 4 years ago.

                  I think his 2-way game has come a long way under Randy Carlyle. Sure I'd never use him in the same sentence as say Patrick Kane or even Corey Perry but he's certainly an elite winger. Most people just see him as a goal scorer but I think he's quite an underrated playmaker, last season especially. I'd be interested in seeing what he could do with a genuine first line center.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                    I'd take Kessel on that salary on Montreal.

                    Galchenyuk - Eller - Gallagher
                    Bourque - Plekanec - Kessel

                    would be a killer top two lines and it would give Plek that winger he needs.

                    Trade him to us now.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                      No thanks Mikey! Muahahahahahaha he's all ours :)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                        We need to re-sign Subban anyways.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                          You can have Phaneuf if you want.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                            I think it's high, both in salary and term. It isn't shocking, though. $6.5M would be the perfect number, in my opinion.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Phil Kessel Re-signs 8 years/8 million

                              Originally posted by Josh
                              I think it's high, both in salary and term. It isn't shocking, though. $6.5M would be the perfect number, in my opinion.
                              Absolutely no way he'd sign for 6.5, look at the comparables. I'm willing to bet he would have gotten even more on July 1st.

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