Thread: Phil Kessel?
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03-25-2011, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Lion Hound View Post
The Kessel Con's:
Heard from a reliable source that he battled addiction in Boston and was the main reason he was moved. Lot's of places to hide in NY and lots of distractions for people that aren't good with self control. <--I have no idea if this is still true today.
Addiction? I think this is the first time anyone has ever said anything about Kessel and addiction. Toronto is not a small city that lacks drugs either, if he had a problem it would be evident. What was he addicted to, cancer medication?

This trade wouldn't happen simply because of the TOR - BOS was such a big deal for Burke. It's also a bit of a lateral move, Gaborik is more talented but Kessel is a work in progress who's being pushed to adjust to more of a 2 way game. Basically they serve the same purpose, but Kessel is younger and Gaborik is more talented.

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